About the Artist
Richard Turansky is a self taught artist who began painting when he was 14 years old. His preferred working medium is acrylics on canvas, but works on this site also include other mediums, such as pastels, watercolors, pen and ink, and pencil sketches. Please visit the art gallery and view the artist's work.
Richard currently works for a Internet Hosting and Design company. He produces web site designs and illustrations, develops database applications and serves as network adminstrator. Please visit the design gallery to see some of his work. His other interests are literature, science, Western and Eastern philosophy and music.
About the Paintings
"Richard Turansky is at once mindful of artistic tradition and decidedly contemporary. His art gives one a candid glimpse into the existential psyche, all conveyed with a classical sense of composition and an insistently realistic drawing style. Although the artist's command of the technical aspects of his craft are formidable, form and technique often take a back seat to tone and theme. His paintings are more than just pictures; they are stories - rich, frank, frightening and beautiful accounts of human experience. Often set at night, his paintings are haunting, and the impressions they leave in the viewer's mind are indelible. His efficacy, however, owes nothing to sensationalism or illusion. Rather, it is the artist's utterly honest treatment of his subjects and their carnal lives that make his work so mesmerizing. Turansky's art is frank to the point of starkness. It is, therefore, with considerable providence that the artist has so frequently chosen nudes as the subjects for his paintings. Speaking both literally and figuratively, Turansky is interested in the human being in its stripped down form."