In my artistic journey, I have explored how I can best paint in a realistic style without presenting a piece that looks like a photo. My paintings reflect what I feel and see when I look at the subject.
Watercolour is my favorite medium. I love oil and acrylic but find I can express a delicacy with watercolour that is difficult with other mediums.
A lifelong love of nature features strongly in my paintings. I count myself fortunate to have been born and raised in Thunder Bay where my love of the sky, trees, and lakes was developed. But the last 30 years on the Prairies has given me a new appreciation of a different but equally beautiful landscape.
Jeanine Turnbull has been immersed in painting and teaching for many years. From 1995 to 2002, she taught art at several venues in Winnipeg including Charleswood Crafts, Red River College, Bethel Place, Artist Emporium, and the Charleswood Art Club. As a partner in Artistic Expression in Winnipeg, she held weekly classes and drop in sessions.
In 2002, Turnbull began teaching at Shamrock School at the Tri Leaf Colony. She taught adults drawing and painting through weekly evening classes. For the next 4 years she taught during the daytime at the school with the students. Under her tutelage, an active interest in art has continued within the colony with some of her former students now instructing classes.
Turnbull participated in a 12 month course with North Lights Art School and took many art courses in Winnipeg while residing there. She currently teaches at Pembina Hill Art Gallery, Tiger Hills Art Gallery, the Argyle Recreation District in Baldur, the Mather Recreation District in Cartwright and at Cartwright School. She has also held several day long painting and card making courses at Divinitea in Mather.
Turnbull most recent shows include the United Community Arts Centre in Pilot Mound and Tiger Hills Arts in Holland. The Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Council is pleased to now host Turnbull’s exhibition at the Heritage Home for the Arts.