Kathy Turner studied Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 2 years before switching to a major in Fine Arts with a minor in Art History at Towson State University. After graduating she studied traditional Japanese woodblock printing for 4 years in Japan with two different instructors. Upon returning to the US Kathy worked for Degage in McLean, VA creating decorative murals, custom painted furniture, and faux finishes. Raising small children took precedence over work and art for several years, but a few years ago she picked up her paintbrushes again.
Kathy works in a wide variety of mediums; oil, acrylic, vinyl, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, colored pencil etc, and also likes to incorporate found materials. She enjoys painting portraits of people that capture their personality. Textures and an illusion of motion fascinate this artist. Most recent experimental works have sometimes broken the plane of the canvas and utilized a variety of recycled items.
Kathy Turner is most motivated by the words of a long ago art teacher: “You may create something beautiful or something ugly, but whatever you do…don’t be boring.”
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