The Art of It: From Sea to Sea
Growing up in CT, artist Michael Turner developed a bond with the Long Island Sound
Michael Turner’s RELATIONSHIP with the sea began at an early age. Growing up in Lordship, a waterfront neighborhood in Stratford, he quickly developed an intimate bond with the Long Island Sound that informs his paintings, like the above pictured “Sneakbox,” even to this day. “I find the sea in all its moods to be a wellspring of mystery and awe, and cannot be away from it for any length of time, regardless of the season,” says Turner.
Among his influences Turner lists landscape and maritime artists J.M.W.Turner, Winslow Homer, Montague Dawson, and Claude Monet. Turner spent two years touring Europe’s historic museums sharpening his skills at the altar of the painting gods. “I sat for hours on end studying and sketching before the great works—a supremely humbling endeavor.” To view his work, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.