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Follow me on Twitter: @lwturek
https://twitter.com/LWTurek

I am a freelance artist, author, and photographer with 15 years experience. Creating new worlds through books, works of art, and the camera is my life-long passion. I’ve worked as a video journalist, news anchor, and high school journalism / photography teacher. While my career path has changed, it is art, writing, and photography that is the constant.

ART

I am a self-taught artist. I was born in Europe and had the benefit of seeing incredible Baroque art from a young age. Mattia Preti, the Italian baroque artist, was one of my early influences. Other influences (and indirect “teachers”) include Maxfield Parrish, Beatrix Potter, Thomas Kincade, and Norman Rockwell. I work in a variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolor, watercolor pencils, charcoal, and pastels. My style of creation has evolved through children’s book illustration, abstract, Trompe-l’oeil, and whimsical realism. I paint as I am inspired. It can be impressionistic one day and realistic the next. It brings peace and fulfillment to me to paint as I feel a wave of excitement for a new composition. My work has sold as fine art prints and canvases, greeting cards, totes, throw pillows, garden flags, house flags, shower curtains, t-shirts, wrapping paper, and other products.

If interested in licensing my artwork, please email me at: pumpkinvillepublishing@yahoo.com

EXHIBITIONS:

Boston Children’s Museum     (September 23 – November 27, 2016)

Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursdays event     (September 1st, 2016)

Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursdays event     (April 6th, 2017)

Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursdays event     (May 4th, 2017)

Sanford Art Walk – Exhibit in Welcome Center  (May 20th – June 20th 2017)

Orlando Museum Of Art 1st Thursdays event (August 3rd, 2017)

Seminole Cultural Arts Council Exhibit  (September 12th – December 10th, 2017)

Orlando Museum Of Art 1st Thursdays event (November 2, 2017)

 

FINE ART PRINTS / PRODUCTS:

ARTFINDER              

FINE ART AMERICA       

GREETING CARD UNIVERSE    

REDBUBBLE                                           

ZAZZLE

BOOKS

Creating new worlds through the weaving of words occupies my mind almost every day. I have eight books for sale through Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. They include illustrated children’s books and a middle grade mystery adventure (links below).

My latest novel, “MOON HIGH SPACE TRAVEL ACADEMY”, a young adult science fiction mystery, is currently being submitted to literary agents.

AMAZON KINDLE EBOOKS:

“CURIOSITY’S LEAP” (MIDDLE GRADE MYSTERY ADVENTURE)

E-Book:

Curiosity’s Leap on Amazon

Paperback: 

CURIOSITY’S LEAP HOME PAGE

“THREE CARROTS AND A PEA COAT” (FULLY ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOK)

Three Carrots and A Pea Coat on Amazon

BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK CHILDREN’S BOOKS:

“THE WIT AND THE WANDERER”
B&N NOOK EBOOK

“LITTLETON’S DISCOVERY”
B&N NOOK EBOOK

“WOODLAND BAND”
B&N NOOK EBOOK

“THE TREE THAT NEVER GREW UP”
B&N NOOK EBOOK

“THE PRINCE OF BUTTONS”
B&N NOOK EBOOK

“PEARSON’S PEARS”
B&N NOOK EBOOK

PHOTOGRAPHY

I have enjoyed capturing and staging photos since childhood. Whether in the professional realm or as a hobby, photography continues to be a source of enjoyment. I have previously worked as a professional video photographer for six years and have taught still photography at the high school level. I am currently freelancing and creating a photo-driven travel book that will be sold through iBooks.

If interested in licensing my photographs, please email me at: pumpkinvillepublishing@yahoo.com

PHOTOGRAPHY – STATIONARY, PRINTS, THROW PILLOWS, MUGS:   REDBUBBLE

All work copyrighted.

Pumpkinville Publishing and Art, LLC.

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