Artist Peggy Turk

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Peggy Turk has a passion for plein air painting.  Rather than painting indoors from a photograph, she much prefers painting outdoors from nature.  "I love the challenge of trying to capture a fleeting moment on my canvas, while being embraced by light, atmosphere, and an endless array of colors, shapes and sounds, while at the same time chasing the sun!  It becomes such an intimate dance with my spirit  that a piece of me is always left in the painting." 
Peggy primarily paints in oils, with a focus on seascapes and landscapes.  Although she prefers painting en plein air, she also paints larger paintings in her home studio.  Having painted for over 20 years, she continues to improve her skill through independent study and by working with or closely studying master painters such as Quang Ho, Clyde Aspevig, Scott Christensen, Dan Pinkham, Frank Eber, Ruo Li, Don Demers, to name a few.   "There are so many fine painters these days, I am grateful for their positive influence."
Peggy was born in Berkeley, CA and lived in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe for nearly 35 years.  She and her family relocated to the Central Coast of California in 2010, where Peggy continues to pursue her art career.   "Although the mountains were truly magnificent, I am awestruck by the diversity and untouched beauty of the Central Coast.  There is a painting everywhere you look!  I love the choice of being able to paint the sea or the vines or the oaks..." 
In September 2017 Peggy and artist-friend Julie Dunn opened PARK STREET GALLERY Fine Art in Paso Robles, CA, where they feature nearly 50 premium artists from the Central Coast, and where Peggy's work is currently being shown.  Peggy is also a member of Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, American Women Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, American Impressionist Society, and participates in juried [...]

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