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Peter Sterling Turner
was born in Rhode Island and grew up in Newport until finishing his primary education in Tennessee, New Jersey, and California. As a young man his creative outlet was through acting, leather-working, constructing wooden boxes, cartoon drawing, and occasionally building a birdhouse. Educated through a series of Communications and Liberal Arts programs at California State University, Community College of Rhode Island, and The University of Massachusetts; he then worked and studied for 15 years as Apprentice to couture fashion designer Francesco Di Russo (aka: ches couturier), then 3 years as an apprentice and cutter for a wholesale and retail manufacturer of custom apparel. He has been employed in the design industry since 1985. He began as a show room assistant for a Newport interior design firm and textile company called Full Swing. He re-located to Boston where he worked for a custom drapery and interior fashions company until becoming a free-lance Interior Decorator. He had always held a secondary job as a waiter, bartender, and or caterer. This culminated in 32 years of employment in the Hospitality Industry. In 2009 he picked up a brush and started painting. He considers himself to be an Evolutionary Expressionist and says that all of his paintings are self-portraits. Peter continues to work as an Interiors and Fashion Couturier. He joined art guilds from a desire to be more involved in the creative community, and to further matriculate in the arts. He served 6 years as a Board Member for The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County. He hosted and produced their Television Program ”Art View” and was their Event Planner. He currently resides half of the year in New England, and the other half in the Florida Keys. He is a Member of Art Guilds in both regions. He is a published poet and an avid nature photographer who has a zest for life and a passion for cooking. He still builds the occasional birdhouse.