Wendy Turner (b. 1954) works with oil paints and her most recent work--large intricate close-ups of light on rocks and water--reflects her early love of the ocean and Maine's coast.
Turner has painted for over thirty years, primarily with watercolor and pastel. Light, color and clarity are the subjects of Turner's hyperrealist watercolors and her recent oils. Multiple layers of delicate watercolor washes build both subtle and dramatic shifts of light and color. Her paintings bring a sharp focus to the chaos and beauty of the landscape and reflect and magnify the healing, fragile nature of our planet.
Turner's work is in the permanent collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, Maine, and in many private and corporate collections, including Arthur Anderson, General Electric, Burger King, Fidelity Investments, and Jefferson Pilot. In 2002 and 2004, her work was selected for the national exhibition "Watercolor, USA."
Born in Boston, Turner grew up on Cutts Island in Kittery Point, Maine. She received her BFA and MFA from the San Fransisco Art Institute. After living in Sedona, Arizona, the San Fransisco Bay area, and Key West, she returned to Maine in 1981, where she lives at Sea Hill Farm, raising alpacas. Turner uses a boathouse overlooking Pepperrell Cove, in Kittery Point, as her studio.