Jerrold Turner is one of the Bay Area’s prominent Plein Air painters and a founding member of the Outsiders, a group of plein air painters whose colorful, Fauvist style relates back to such groups as the Society of Six, the Fauves and other colorist schools.
Jerrold is a structural engineer, graduated from UC Berkeley with BS and MS degrees in engineering. He is primarily self-taught in art and painted with Lundy Siegriest and Terry St. John. His early influences were Daubigny, Matisse, William Keith, Seldon Gile and Lundy Siegriest.
He is very influential in the arts of the San Francisco Bay Area. Jerrold teaches advanced plein air painting privately as well as in workshops in Benicia and Walnut Creek, CA, and in Virginia City, NV. He also has curated several exhibits for Arts Benicia Center Gallery. Jerrold has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows and his art work is in collections throughout the United States.
The Outsiders is a group of eight painters, each with their own distinctive style. They formed in the late ’90’s and have had numerous successful shows in Bay Area venues such as the Triton Museum in Santa Clara and the Hearst Gallery at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA, among others.