About the Artist

“Striving to capture the essence of nature, the woodlands, the northwest scenic splendor, is an unrelenting desire.  Exploring this vast, awesome creation is in itself a constant tutor and an expression of heartfelt praise for the Grand Creator of all things beautiful.”

From early childhood on a strawberry farm near Portland, Oregon to the cities of the San Francisco Bay Area, the desire to capture nature in her art has been Carol Turner’s driving force.  After majoring in art at Contra Costa College, and working over 40 years as a graphic artist, at last, oil painting is her focus.  She studied privately under Vikki McKean-Smith.  Her paintings are sold at art exhibits or privately at her studio, and on commission.  She has also sold many works in pen and ink and water color.  Turner is a member of the Bay Area Artists Association. and the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon.

The lush Oregon wilderness has been the inspiration for the majority of Turner’s work.  “I am especially fond of green forests and sparkling streams but I also find historic buildings, romantic homesteads, old weathered barns and lighthouses of intriguing interest.”  She says, “I enjoy plein air painting, but I also take reference photos of a scene, then recapture the inspiration of the moment later in my studio.”

During the above mentioned years, Carol relates that she was “blessed with and raised eight beautiful children.”  In 1977 she returned with her children to her beloved Oregon.  She currently resides in the mountains near the south coast and enjoys painting, gardening and performing regularly as a vocalist with her husband and pianist, Franklin Turner.

Contact information:   (five four one) 396-5373
carolturnerart (at) gmail (dot) com