Novelist & Artist, Joe Turk:
Joe Turk was born a second son. At the age of sixteen, his working class family moved from his rural childhood home to a university town where he graduated high school and received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. After college he traveled to Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, and much of the US, before taking up residence in Dallas, then later Oklahoma City, and finally Charlotte, working at each stop as a residential architect. In 2008 he sold his home and moved back to the grasslands where he dedicated himself to writing fiction and making oil paintings.
Though Joe has been painting for many years, he formally entered the arts scene in early 2013 with gallery representation with Obsolete Gallery in Venice, California and Kasum Contemporary Art in Oklahoma City.
Joes gracefully intense artworks drew swift applause from collectors who were struck by his emotive paintings. Since experiencing a rapid rise in popularity Joe has relocated out of state where he paints most of the month; returning home for short stints in his native Stillwater, Oklahoma.