Kathryn Mapes Turner
Kathryn's need to create flows from the privilege of participating in the miraculous nature of the creative process rather than rendering some notion of a perfect product. The creative process is a confluence of nature's inspiration and her personal interpretation of what she is experiencing. Kathryn strives to create paintings that record her own experience of the subject's essential spirit and energy, not an imitation of a fixed surface reality. This process requires her presence, enthusiasm, open-minded appreciation, playfulness, courage and honesty. In this way, creating art is transformative, universal and timeless.