Kathryn Mapes Turner

The artwork of Kathryn Mapes Turner has unfolded from the mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As a daughter of the Northern Rockies, Turner was born as the fourth generation raised on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. She grew up riding trails of the valley, learning wilderness lore, and gaining an eye for the landscape. The happy synergy of a receptive spirit and a place of magnificent  beauty set the course for her life. 

Turner began studying art in her teens from noted American painters. She then left Wyoming to attend the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in Studio Arts and spent an influential semester in Rome, Italy. Turner next studied at the Corcoran School the Arts & Design (Washington, DC), followed by receiving her master’s degree at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville).

Growing up in Grand Teton National Park, a place with incredibly dramatic light and natural composition, Turner cultivated an intimate appreciation for art. She now travels the world to paint, sharing her love of the sublime with others through visual contemplations of beauty in watercolor and oil. Turner believes that the small beauties in life awaken something in all of us.

Having been passionate about painting since childhood, Turner is now an award-winning artist, nationally recognized with top honors from the American Impressionist Society, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson, WY), the C.M. Russell Museum (Great Falls, MT), The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK), and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, WI).

Turner is represented by Turner Fine Art (Jackson Hole, WY).