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Limited Edition Prints of Thomas Point Light, Geese, and Landmarks
Dave Turnbaugh taught school for twelve years and gave in to his passion to become a full-time artist 40-years ago.
He is well known for his paintings of the Maryland's Eastern Shore and landscapes of the Mid-Atlantic States.

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Evening at Thomas Point Light
Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse - Thomas Point Light
Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse


"Evening at Thomas Point Light"
Portrait of Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is most likely the best known light on the Chesapeake Bay. Thomas Point Light has served Bay mariners since 1875 and is the last screw-pile structure left on its original site in the Bay. The light’s hexagonal white walls and red roof float on spindly legs on the shoals at the entrance to the South River. Although dutiful Keepers (and often their families) manned her for decades, the Light is still active but, due to automation, is now a lonely sentinel who only receives visitors for tours. {Dave's portrait has been used as the background for Rosedale Federal's debit cards.}

  The Call to Ivory Mill
Print - The Call to Ivory Mill, Harford County Landmark
Harford County Historic Landmark

"The Call to Ivory Mill"
Portrait of Historic Landmark

Before 1790, Matthew Wiley acquired property along Deer Creek in Harford County, Maryland. In 1818 the mill was in ill repair and was replaced with a stone and frame 3-story building, which still stands today. It was again renovated in 1890. The name "Ivory Mill" goes back a long way but no one really knows for sure how old it is. Five Wiley generations of professional millers owned and operated the mill until 1935. Grains were hauled to the mill, loaded into the hopper, ground, bagged, and sent to market.
     Artistically speaking, buildings such as Ivory Mill are a joy to paint. They obtained extraordinary character over the years but, sadly to say, in many cases today's surviving mills are in their declining years.

  The Hunters
Canada Geese Print - The Hunters

Canada Geese

"The Hunters"
Portrait of Canada Geese

Each year, as Fall approaches, great V-shaped flocks of Canada geese migrate from the colder north to the warmer climates of the south. These Canadas come by the tens of thousands and many settle on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It is here, where grain fields and natural habitat are in abundance, that they spend their winter. As the days grow longer and the first signs of spring appear, the majestic Canadas return to their nesting grounds to the north.


Print - Canada Geese "January"

Canada Geese

Portrait of Canada Geese

"January" is aptly named as Dave was working on the painting in January of 87' and Maryland received its first beautiful snowfall of the year. Thousands of Canadas spend the winter on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The climate and natural habitat are very much in their favor, but there are probably times like that January day when the Canadas may wish they had gone a little further south.

    David T. Turnbaugh is well-known for his paintings depicting waterfowl, boats of the Chesapeake (especially skipjacks), and Mid-Atlantic landscapes. He is a native of Maryland and lives in Towson with his true love, Maureen.

In 1959, Dave earned his B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts, where he studied under the late Jacques Maroger. He still uses the "Maroger-medium" in his oil paintings to achieve exceptional clarity and enduring, old-world quality.

After graduating college, Dave taught art for twelve years in Baltimore County Schools (Holabird Junior and Dundalk High). But his real passion is the art and he has now been a full-time artist for thirty-plus years.

He is an artist member of the Grand Central Art Galleries of New York City and a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. His paintings have been included in exhibits across the United States.

  Some of Dave's accomplishments include: The Silver Medal Award, Maryland Institute of Fine Arts; numerous awards received from exhibits and from juried museum shows; a cover of "Prevention Magazine;" and a number of magazine and newspaper articles. He is a six-time winner of Maryland's prestigious Duck Stamp Competition, having won in 1985, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2004 and again in 2010. In 2004, Governor Robert Ehrlich, Lt. Governor Michael Steele, and Secretary of State Karl Aumann, presented Dave with a Governor's Citation "in admiration and great respect for your positive contribution to Maryland." 

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