Nancy Turnbull has spent most of her life living in Scotland, near Stirling.
Four years ago she moved with her family to live in Worcestershire
but returns ‘home’ whenever possible on holiday.
Although originally graduating in Biochemistry at the University
of St Andrews, she has always been interested in art and has
been painting seriously for about 7 years. She was taught by
Ann Johnston at the Green Gallery in Aberfoyle. In addition
to the Morningside Gallery, Nancy also exhibits in galleries
in Worcester and has had work accepted for the past two years
at the Royal Birmingham Society of Art.She paints still life
and landscape with equal enjoyment. The effect of light and
the mixing of colour are very important in her work. She uses
very little brush work, preferring to apply the paint with a
knife and fingers to achieve a rough, textured effect.A love
of Scotland, and of the Scottish islands in particular, is reflected
in her work. A desire to capture something of the muted light
and shadow and the soft, gentle tones typical of Scottish landscapes
causes her to return to Scotland to paint time and again.