Rebecca Turner was born in 1984 and joined the Arts of life in 2011. Turner is vivacious by nature and this personal characteristic shines through in her lively color choices. Hues of pink, blue, red and purple sing over spare, white backgrounds. Equally resonant are the raw edges of her exposed brushstrokes that imbue dynamic negative space on the canvas.
Turner’s practice tends to be cyclical as she moves between her preferred mediums: acrylic paint, watercolor and pencil. Regardless of medium, she remains true to her personal artistic style. Her paintings are identifiable by the authoritative swashes delivered through her palette knife, and the swooping curves of her brush. This mark making style carries through equally to her works on paper.
“I like painting. I do. I feel good. I love it. Do one color at a time. Let your painting dry. We can look. It will be ok. Colors, just because I like it so much. Textures are cool. I like the shapes and texture. I like it so much!”
Turner’s work has been featured on the Arts of Life studio merchandise.
Art on a Hot Tin Roof
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL - 2018
Carson's Furniture Gallery
Wilmette, IL - 2017
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL - 2017