Elizabeth Turnbull

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Elizabeth Turnbull

United States

A Texas native,Beth moved to Andros Island Bahamas in 1978 to work as a fabric designer for a small local resortwear company. Durring her 24 years in the Bahamas, Beth met her husband,built a home overlooking the ocean, and started a family. Always passionate about art, but lacking access to any educational institutions, she studied on her own, producing a series of still life pastel paintings featuring objects unique to the Bahamas. In 2000 she was awarded a solo exhibition at the  The Central Bank of the Bahamas Art Gallery

After the Turnbull family relocated to Long Island NY, Beth began formal studies in classical realism at LIAFA under the instruction of Robert Armetta and Steve Forster. She participated in the full time Atellier program until 2013.

Beth has exhibited at the LIAFA Gallery and Hersch FineArt in group shows, with her first solo exhibit in 2014.

Her current work focuses on dynamic coastal landscapes as well as portraiture of the unique individuals she has observed in her travels.

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