Artist Bio

About the Artist

West coast designer & Illustrator Pat Turner, is known nationally, and internationally, for his versatile, detailed and hyper-realistic style. With a classical training in traditional art media and a long history in digital and 3D media, he combines traditional image making methods with digital 3D artwork and design.

Pat has experience in most areas of the Graphic Arts. His early career was spent as a graphic and package designer and producing advertising design. His airbrush work in the field of advertising art was aided by years spent learning tricks of lighting with the advertising Industry’s professional photographers. His attention to detail was also helped by time spent as a photo-retoucher when the work was painstakingly produced by fine brush and airbrush.

Pat works with large corporations, Ad Agencies, Publishing Houses and designers across a wide variety of themes including corporate communications, advertising, architecture, technical/aerospace, science/science fiction/ fantasy and fine art.

Commissions for both Commercial Illustration/Design and Fine Art work are welcome.

 

His client list includes:

Ad Agencies: Omnicom, McCann, JWT, BBDO, DDB,
Book, magazine, game publishers: Baen Books, ACE, Bantam, Airforce Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Science Magazine, Maxim Magazine, TIME, Activision, Sierra, Dreamcatcher, Capcom,
Corporate: Shell, Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Universal Film, Bank of Hong Kong, Phillip Morris, ATT, Autodesk
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His skills include:

– graphic design
– traditional and digital paint techniques,
– book cover illustration (Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Historical, YA, Science and Technical)
– 3D modeling/rendering (for high resolution print and the web),
– architectural rendering,
– image-retouching,
– concept art  /  character and environment design
. . . and more.

A mid-career artist, Pat divides his time between commercial illustration pursuits and a fine art career. While still very much involved in graphics and imaging for business, he is also open to creative fine art ventures that allow him to apply his eye for detail and realism.

The artist on-board a CF 18 with 410 Squadron and the flight line at Cold Lake, AB.

Artist aboard CF18