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William Turner Art

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Velazquez and the Infanta Margarita, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 60" X 48" © William G Turner
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Vincenzo Anastagi-after El Greco, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 53 © william g turner
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Vincenzo Anastagi-after El Greco II, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 34" © william turner art
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Vincenzo Anastagi- Casual Friday - after El Greco, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36 © william turner art
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Vincenzo Anastagi in the New World - after El Greco, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 72 © William Turner
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Frankenstein's Monster/Halloween Pumpkin, 2013 Carved Pumpkin 18" X 14" © william turner art
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Tacoma, WA
Birth year
1940
Lives in
Tacoma
Works in
Tacoma
Schools
University of Washington, 1973, MFA
Representing galleries
Seattle Art Museum SAM Gallery
Tags
expressionist modern painting, abstract, figurative
Statement

Late in 2011, I had to ponder why Velazquez had suddenly appeared in my painting while I was working. (Velazquez and the Infanta Margarita) Since an abstractionist with an expressive bent must keep himself open to the possibilities a painting presents as it develops, I was compelled to follow Velazquez..  The work is intuitive and spontaneous, seeking the relationships which will provoke a visually compelling presence.  

Early on I accomplished this by animating gestural forms in a shallow, abstract space.  By the late 1980’s, my work became charged with landscape, interior and figurative references acting as visual metaphors for the deeper reality below the surface of things, the realm where art can nourish the soul.  If I reach this level in my work, I feel I have contributed beauty to the world and, hopefully, aesthetic pleasure or challenge to the viewer.