“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ” ~Thomas Merton ~
I do art because of the joy of creation, the joy of seeing, the joy of expressing myself. I strive to engage the viewer to begin a dialogue between the subject matter and themselves, enhancing their perspectives of the familiar and offering an opportunity to explore their own sense of interpretation.
Jacqui Turner is a Fine Arts Photographer residing in Monterey Bay over the past 38 years. Her photography spans a diverse range of subject matter from abstracts to landscapes, portraits to photojournalism. She is a member of The ImageMakers of Monterey, a photography teacher to youth, Art Teacher to youth, and has been a photography assistant for several local photography workshops over the years. Her work has been displayed at the Center for Photographic Art, Pacific Grove Art Center, Monterey Maritime Museum, ArtVale Gallery, Alvarado Gallery-Monterey Convention Center, Avery Gallery, Marjorie Evans Gallery, Carmel Visual Arts, Homescapes, and other venues.