Artist Jeanette Turkus

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Mixed media experimenting with paint, collage, ink, pastel and more, keep me enthusiastic about painting and drawing. 
 Seeing the "hand of the artist", expressed with line and texture adding a kind of history to the work is something I explore on canvas and paper.
My subject matter often includes a figure inspired by "life drawing" with the Model.  The human figure, and the mystery and personality behind a gesture, is an ongoing inspiration for me, and I've been practicing life drawing with the Model for many years.
I hope my paintings and drawings will send a visual message to the Viewer -- a mood, memory, or feeling, and the Viewer decides the message.  
I like Robert Henri's comments about art and artists: " A work of art is not a copy of things. It must be a statement of what is essential to the artist...  develop the ability to see in nature the thing that charms you and express that..."  
My work is available at The Cottonworks at 58 N. Santa Cruz Ave.  Los Gatos Ca.

The CottonWorks, Los Gatos Ca.
Gallery 24, Los Gatos Ca,
Los Gatos Museums Gallery, Los Gatos Ca.  
Rendezvous at the Triton Gala,  Triton Museum Santa Clara Ca.
"Three Points of View"    SVOS     Bayview Studio,   
 "Salon at the Triton",  Juried Exhibition,  Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara Ca.
Los Gatos Art Association,   Fall Juried Exhibition, Los Gatos Ca. 
Art Design Consultants Gallery ,  "Art Comes Alive" Juried Exhibition,  Cincinnati OH.
Graniterock Design Showroom, "Rock Your World with Color and Design",  Cupertino Ca.
Triton Museum Fundraiser,  Santa Clara Ca.
Los Gatos Museums Gallery,  Los Gatos Ca.
Triton Museum Santa Clara , Ca.  "Catch a Wave"
The Marketplace,  "Homes for the Holidays"  Los Gatos, Ca.
2011Kalied Gallery, "Avant Garden"  San Jose, Ca.Gallery in the Sky at Axis,  San Jose CA.2010Los Gatos Art Association exhibit,  Axis,   San Jose , CA.Los Gatos Ballet Guild Patrons en Point,  Los Gatos, CASan Jose Museum [...]

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