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Sabina TurnerWatercolor Portraits
Sabina Turner is an artist working in oils, watercolor and charcoal and is known for her figurative work. Sabina lives in Fiddletown, CA. She began studying art at an early age. Both her parents were interested in the arts, her mother as a ballet dancer and her father creating the sets for the original Star Trek series. Her great grandfather was a noted sculptor in Germany, best known for his work the “Bremen Horsemen” which were exhibited at the World Fair in Chicago, Illinois in the early 1900's.
Seeing a natural talent in their daughter, her parents encouraged her to pursue art as a career. Sabina began studying at the Chicago Art Institute at the age of eight. Since then she has attended Chabot College where she studied with Jack Ward and Guy Diehl, Diablo Valley College where she studied for two years with Jade Fong, and has been able to study with many more of the most prominent artists alive today. Her greatest mentor was Juan Pena. She attended his portrait atelier for many years working from live models. She also graduated from Bay Cities Dental College. She passes what she has learned on to her students in her Wednesday morning art class at her studio and at various workshops and demonstrations for other Art Organizations.
Early on in her career she worked as a Graphic Designer for Pacific Bell. After moving to the Gold Country she decided to pursue her Fine Art full time. Sabina has been honored with many awards both nationally and internationally. Recently, she had paintings included in both the 2014 and 2012 Oil Painters of America National Exhibits. These exhibits are extremely competitive. This year there were over 3000 entries from artists throughout the North American Continent, 200 of which were selected for the show. In 2011, one of her watercolor paintings was chosen by the National Watercolor Society as part of their traveling exhibit. It spent a year touring various museums and cultural centers in the United States. She has earned two International Level Credentials, one as a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, which promotes artists painting in any water based medium, and another with Watercolor West which focuses on transparent watercolor only. She is also an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America and holds memberships in Amador Arts, Amador County Artists Association, the American Watercolor Society, and, as a member of the California Art Club, she will be hosting their fall paint out at her studio in Fiddletown on October 11, 2014.
Her work can be seen at Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek California, or at her studio in Fiddletown, CA.