Today we’d like to introduce you to Bianca Turner.
Bianca, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
15 years ago, while I was working a full-time job and I was dedicating my free time to write my economics Ph.D. thesis, I found out that painting was a good way to decompress and relax my mind. My significant other noticed my passion for painting, and he started to buy me more and more art supplies to encourage and support my newly discovered inclination towards visual arts.
In 2006 I started to sell my compositions to friends and different referrals I received from them. Then, I had my first group art exhibition in 2008 in Moorpark, California. Since then I had numerous domestic and international art shows, on three continents; most of the exhibitions were held in Europe, but I also had a few notable shows in New York and Miami. In South Korea, my work hangs in Haegeumgang Museum of Contemporary Art, in city of Geoje.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
In life, as in my paintings, I am deeply inspired by nature. Because I love and respect nature so much, I try to protect it by showing it’s beauty on my canvases. From my first paintings, nature appears as a leitmotif profoundly meaningful to me. I let my imagination to be exhilarated by it and to develop fully into the serenity of my paintings.
I use both organic (leaves, petals, seeds, coffee, peppercorn, tree branches, shells, sand) and inorganic (acrylic, glitter, glue, ink, varnish, nitrocellulose, synthetic hair) media – they merge on the canvas – they stay alive and recycle. Everything that is shiny in my art symbolizes the walk into a fantasy world where the fairy tales come alive, and all of the elements of the universe intertwine. As I paint (strong colors, vibrant red, bright gold, deep blue), I represent my imagination as it crosses into another dimension. The techniques of painting that I utilize give my soul the freedom to flow onto the canvas, to represent the beauty of nature all around me – to be at peace with the world.
Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities, and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
First and foremost stay away from vanity galleries! Be aware of them!
And the second advice that I have for the emerging artists is to show your work as much as possible. If you keep your work in your studio, nobody will see it.
Also, from my experience, I’ve learned that every piece of art has a zero value until someone puts a value on it. When the artwork creates the right emotion for the client, it will be purchased.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My upcoming art exhibition in Los Angeles will be at the LA Art Show, held at the Convention Center between January 23rd- January 27th, 2019. In 2019 I’ll also have a solo exhibition at Open Mind Gallery, in Santa Monica but the time for that show will be determined. In May I’ll participate at the Art New York fair, and in December I’ll be at Art Basel in Miami Beach. Internationally, in 2019 I’ll have exhibitions in Tokyo and Monte Carlo and art auctions in London. In 2020 I’ll have a solo exhibition in Manhattan, NYC.
My full portfolio can also be seen online at biancaturner.com or @biancaturnerart (Instagram) and Bianca Turner Art (Facebook).
The best way to support any artist’ work is by buying what the artist creates. In every piece of art that gets created, a little part of the artist’ soul goes with it.
Other ways of supporting my work is by following me on social media, and if you’ve got one of my works, please post or send me pictures of my art displayed in your home/office.
- Website: biancaturner.com
- Phone: 8189431053
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/biancaturnerart
- Facebook: facebook.com/inall4all/
Image credits for all pictures Michael A. Baron
The image of the page from the magazine – London Lux magazine, April – June issue 2018
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