Welcome to my art blog, Field Notes, where I share thoughts on my creative process. For the past number of years, it has been my dream-come-true to spend my time working as a painter. This is where I can share some of what I’ve learned and experienced in the process with you!
January 1, 2018
Kathryn Mapes Turner | Artist | Jackson Hole, Wyoming | "Unbridled" 60 x 60 oil on canvas

My Favorite Paintings of 2017!

I'm starting the new year looking at a year's portfolio of paintings and drawings. Here are my favorite ones to share with you!
April 6, 2017
Kathryn Mapes Turner

Does size really matter?

When it comes to size, I feel that there is a difference in both the creation of the painting and the experience of it.
January 2, 2017
Kathryn Mapes Turner - Favorite things of 2016

My favorite things from 2016!

On this spectacular, albeit cold, winter’s day, I am reflecting back on such a happy 2016. Here's what I love about being a painter and my favorite paintings of the year!
November 29, 2016
Kathryn Mapes Turner

The Role of Travel in the Lives of American Artists

What does the role of travel have in an artist's life? I share my thoughts with you and paintings from my recent trip to Paris!
April 9, 2016
Kathryn Mapes Turner | Artist | Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Let’s Talk About Commissions

What does an artist take into consideration for commissions and is that different than internally motivated work?
January 6, 2016
Kathryn Mapes Turner | Artist | Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Some of my favorite paintings of 2015 – and why!

2015 has been another creative year in which I was fortunate to continue to explore ( and hopefully grow) as a painter. In reviewing the painting of the past year, each was important, but here I am highlighting some of the work that taught me something significant.