Painting / Turid Pedersen
Turid Pedersen is one of the nation's most respected still-life artists. After emigrating to the United States from Norway in 1971, and soon afterward settling near the Mimbres Valley in southern New Mexico, she was inspired to begin including images of Mimbreno artifacts in her own work. A traditionally trained artist in the style of the Flemish masters and the Spanish baroque artists, she remains exceptional in her ability to capture the precision and vitality of these artifacts in a way that echoes the skill and complexity of the original artists. In recognition of her talent, Turid was invited by the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma to appear as their Featured Artist in 1997. Since 1996, she has taught at the Scottsdale Artists School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Turid works from her studio in Silver City, New Mexico, and holds the degrees of Master of Arts (MAT) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. Her work is widely collected and can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe.