About the Artist

Andrea TurnbullBorn in Toronto, Andrea Turnbull graduated from McMaster University before running a successful painting business for three years and becoming a construction site coordinator.  Her love of wood and hand tools, along with a natural ability to reshape lumber. led Turnbull to her true passion, woodcarving, and she began creating art pieces in her free time, drawing inspiration from her history studies and from the world around her.  In 2001, she said goodbye to the construction industry and moved to Muskoka to practice her art on a full-time basis.  Soon she was combining her whimsical wood carvings with found elements such as tin ceiling tiles, rusting bedsprings and vintage magazine advertisements.

With new surroundings so conducive to creativity, Turnbull has flourished, producing ever-evolving work that combines wit and sensitivity with a sure hand.  She exhibits her mixed medium figures in numerous art shows in Muskoka, and has had one person exhibitions in many of the Ontario galleries that carry her work.  Andrea and her husband Matt also own and operate their home studio and gallery, Thyme of the Season, in Port Carling.

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