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Recent Work by Joyce Turk

Phone: : (703) 237-4516      E-Mail: joyceturk.artist@gmail.com
Web site: www.joyceturk.com

Joyce Turk has lived and worked in the Washington D.C. area for the past 30 years. An artist since she was a child, she was instructed at an early age by her father and later by professional workshop instructors. She has studied with Alan Flattman, Walter Bartman, John Seerey-Lester, William Herring, Albert Handell, Richard McKinley and Terry Ludwig.

Influenced by her father who painted for pleasure, and encouraged by both parents to follow her dreams, Ms. Turk has combined a career in science with continuing art production for over thirty-five years. As a student, Ms. Turk concentrated her studies in livestock production. She graduated from Ohio State and Cornell Universities, and served in the U.S. Peace Corps-Philippine Islands. Following her two-year Peace Corps service, she backpacked alone for one year overland through Southeast Asia. Her sense of adventure has led her in a myriad of directions, but her intense interest in international livestock development has guided her steadily in that career.

Ms. Turk describes her artistry as a gradual transition from black to white. She has broadened from painting primarily animals to landscapes rich in design and color, and compares exploring the world of art to exploring her own wonder-filled world, a world that encompasses the jungles of Borneo to African savannahs, the altiplano of South America to the majestic Himalayas. Following the paths of early explorers while creating one of her own has led Joyce Turk toward a new horizon.

She has exhibited in numerous solo shows, group exhibitions, juried shows and competitions, and twice has placed in the top 100 of over 3,000 entries in international competitions. Her forte is pastels which she employs with great sensitivity on a variety of supports, each lending a unique look and feel to her subjects. Her paintings can be found in collections in Africa, Canada, Europe, and the U.S.

Sky High Rolling Surf King of the Road
Then Darkness Comes Flamingo Fan IRISH COAST
ROCK SHEEP PATH IN SHADOW ACROSS THE LAKE
SUNSET IN OZ Watching. Waiting Midnight Cat
Day is Over Gorse Sheep Midsummer Day
Rock Doves-1 Moon Wolf Beyond the Dark
Wool Light Ostia Antica-t Joyraffe
Sunset-Eastern Shore ZigZag River Dinka
Sheep portrait-2(Vanilla) Puddle of Pigs Cloud
Dairy Duo Swan Portrait Afternoon Nap

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