Oil painting of sunlight coming through pine trees covered in snow reflecting in a pond

Quiet Serenity
16 x 12 in.
Available through Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition at Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

Cecy Turner: Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado, is one of my favorite places to paint. My husband and I have a second home there, and I count my lucky stars that I am able to paint daily in the park while we’re there. I love it in the winter months, as I’m able to find scenes to paint like “Quiet Serenity.” We have a four-wheel drive, so I’m confident going everywhere in the snow, painting on location. When it’s too cold or windy, I paint from inside the car. I often use my small studies as references for larger paintings. I paint in both oil and watercolor, and I enjoy being able to happen upon a scene and usually tell in which medium it would be better expressed.

I love to “change things up,” and I push the lighting for maximum effect, as I did in “Quiet Serenity.” I search for subjects that are lit from behind, especially snow-covered pines and aspen trees. I am from Texas, and I’m flattered when friends and other artists call me the “Aspen Queen” in Estes Park!

I’m proud to have attained Signature Membership in American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society and Master Signature Emeritus and past president of Women Artists of the West.

You may see more of my work at:
Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat Springs, CO
Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, CO

Upcoming Events:

        • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 46th Exhibition through 6/23 (online)
        • National Watercolor Society Member Exhibition through 6/27 (online)
        • Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition of Traditional Oils 6/10 through 8/7 at Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA
        • America the Beautiful Group Show, Mary Williams Fine Arts 5/31 through 7/10 (online)
        • Estes Valley Plein Air 8/28 through 9/25, Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO

I hope you will visit my website, www.cecyturner.com, and I encourage you to register for one of my affordable online, on demand Workshops in oil and watercolor and to sign up for my e-newsletter.