by Kat Turcyzn - Yes! We Have Tomatoes! original oil painting

LH002: Kat Turczyn – The Joy of Painting

-Kat Turcsyn - Yes! We Have Tomatoes! original oil painting
“Yes! We Have Tomatoes!” original oil painting by Kat Turczyn, SOLD

Celo artist Kat Turczyn speaks with Meredith Adler about Kat’s absolute joy in creating oil paintings.  Kat began painting seriously in 2006, after an almost 40 year career as a statistician.  Working only with images of people when she first began painting, you will hear Kat talk about how her 2009 move to this area (Celo in Yancey County) inspired her to include landscapes as some of her subject matter.

Listen and be inspired as Kat talks so candidly about her love for creating her paintings!

Kat Turczyn - WNC Artist
Kat Turczyn – Oil painter in Celo, Yancey County, NC

To connect with Kat and see more of her art:

Highlights from this episode include:

  • How Kat went from being a beginner painter to being in galleries and selling almost everything she paints in just a few short years
  • How Kat “infused” her favorite painting with joy (it’s the one at the top of this post!)
  • Kat’s search for her style and how she become comfortable with having multiple painting styles
  • Why Kat sells her favorite paintings
  • Being an artist “in a small pond”

Local Resources Mentioned during this Episode:

Other Artists mentioned during this episode:

More of Kat Turczyn’s paintings:

This is the painting Kat discusses during the interview when asked if she had a favorite landscape in her studio:

Reflecting Pool, original oil painting by WNC artist Kat Turczyn
“Reflecting Pond” 9×12″ original oil painting by Kat Turczyn, SOLD

This is the painting “Kitties on the Edge”  Meredith mentioned during the interview:

Kitties on the Edge - original oil painting by WNC artist Kat Turczyn
“Kitties on the Edge” 6×12″ Original oil painting by Kat Turczyn, SOLD
Sweet Water original oil painting by WNC artist Kat Turczyn
“Sweet Water” 16×20″ original oil painting by Kat Turczyn, AVAILABLE (please contact the artist through her website if interested)
Hibernation -original oil painting by WNC artist Kat Turczyn
“Hibernation” 18×24″ original oil painting by Kat Turczyn, SOLD
Wet Travels - original oil painting by WNC artist Kat Turczyn
“Wet Travels” 16×12″ oil painting by Kat Turczyn, SOLD
Iris Energy - original oil painting by WNC artist Kat Turczyn
“Iris Energy” 18×18″ oil painting by Kat Turczyn SOLD

 

 

6 thoughts on “LH002: Kat Turczyn – The Joy of Painting

  1. Wow, Absolutely delightful Meredith and Kat! I listened while I worked and enjoyed every moment.
    Can’t wait to see your website, Kat, and Meredith, wishing you the very best with Local Hearted!

  2. Anne, thank you so much for taking the time to comment, your kind words made my day! You can definitely check out Kat’s website at http://kathleenturczyn.com She has many fabulous paintings on there (most already sold 🙂 ). I’m so happy you enjoyed listening to Kat’s interview…and thank you for your well wishes for the show!

  3. Spent the early morning to listen to this podcast. Really great way to start the day. Really connected with Kat on many levals,limited palette,trying new methods,uses of photo references, etc.
    Smiled along with you both. Keep up the great work.

    • Thanks, Carol…so glad you liked the episode! Yes, it’s kind of hard NOT to smile in Kat’s presence, isn’t it?! I appreciate your support and compliments, too!

  4. What a delightful exchange.

    Kat, you were born to paint, and your joy is fabulous.

    Meredith, you have created something wonderful here.

    Thank you both for sharing your gifts.

  5. Nancy, thank you so much for the wonderful comment about Kat and about Local Hearted. I’m so happy to know you listened to the show, and I will make sure Kat sees what you wrote here…

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