My name is Turi. I was born and raised in Scandinavia, though I find myself at this point of life, in the desert of Arizona.
I work as an illustrator and artist. My illustration work are assignments, and I do like them, but my artist work is pure joy.
I think I can "blame" my grandfather in Denmark for my love to the horse. I was very young when my grandfather put me onto the back of Blis - this gentle giant working horse of the farm. (she smelled so good..) and forever gave me my love for horses, I started early to draw them... They are freedom, power & beauty to me and the drawing part lead me into my work as an illustrator.
My Norwegian side is full of mystic beauty. Traveling thru the mountains and fjords on our way to visit family was a childhood joy. I believe I got some of my imagination from that stunning nature and cool creatures.
Most of what I share thru this site are my horses. They are our connection. They give us everything we need,
My story is actually long but I shall keep it brief....
I did go thru a graphic education in Sweden, other than that I am self taught. I traveled for many years. I capture what I feel more than what I see. Inspiration finds me when I am working and I spend a lot of my time in nature and around animals for motivation.
Oh, I find humor as an enormous inspiration!
I hope my work can inspire you and I thank you for looking into my website! I plan to keep adding more work as I go, so please give me feedback and let me know what I can do for you.
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I am inspired by simply living life.
Finding humor.... (very important)
I am aware of my time spent with what I am drawn to.
Nature, stillness, joy, animals and really good friends.
A glass of wine by the sunset is nice too...
JUST BEFORE OUR EVENING GALlOP
Horses and us
Horses feel us. They can teach us a lot about ourselves. We are so very similar. Knowing it is all about energy - we can truly learn from them when we are in the present moment.
With my art I would like to inspire, thru the horse, what I love - creativity.
I always find a tool/medium that works for the projects at hand - though, I enjoy working with watercolor, pencils, ink & acrylics. Mixing media to explore is just fun... mixing materials is fun as well. It is an ongoing excitement.
I love picking up new ways to create....
I have been receiving local recognition, both in Sweden and America. Realizing that my work added to peoples lives around me, was amazing. Talking live on Japanese TV about the Horses impact in early Swedish culture.
Though, the best - adding to peoples lives - connecting to what matters for all of us.
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