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Images of Nature & National Parks
for
Books • Packaging • Advertising • Exhibits

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jmturley at pawnee buttes colorado
 

Illustrated Diagrams,
InfoGraphics & Line Art

for Books • Web • Business • Exhibits

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Peace is Rooted in Our Nature™ Award-winning illustrator, Joyce Mihran Turley visits Pawnee Buttes
to gain some perspective!
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Biography:

Joyce Mihran Turley, Illustrator of award-winning books, specializes in
images of Nature and the National Parks.

"As a former engineer, with my technical background and artistic nature I offer a unique perspective on natural science and non-fiction topics. Time spent with field observation and research allows me to render scientifically accurate images with a painterly style and colorful palette, engaging readers of all ages."

While earning her B.S. in Mathematics at Case Western Reserve University, Joyce studied painting and life drawing at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She continued her art studies at Colorado State University, establishing her illustration and design studio in the 1980s. She lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains - west of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Joyce's illustration studio permits convenient observation of deer, coyotes, lizards, bears, snakes, and hawks - just outside the picture windows!

Her love of nature is reflected in her artwork. Joyce shares her home with husband and hiking partner Rick, having quickly adjusted to their empty nest!

Sunkar Eagle Farm, KZ Several years ago, Rick and I traveled to Kazakhstan where we had the opportunity to tour the Sunkar Eagle Farm. What a conversation I had with this Sea Eagle...Someday I hope to illustrate a book on these exquisite and precise Kazakh hunters.
 
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Services:
Joyce is pleased to announce the expansion of her illustration services to the
Exhibits, Advertising, & Packaging Industries

Providing images of nature - for visitor centers, museums, industry, concepts, non-profits, and products committed to sustainability and green technology - a natural extension of Joyce's obsession with being outdoors!

  • Advertising for travel and destinations that take family activities & entertainment outdoors - to our public lands & National Parks
  • Packaging for products and companies embracing sustainable processes and materials
  • Promotion of green technologies geared toward alternative energy
  • Labeling for food and beverages including wine, microbrew beer, and organic & natural food

Interior Illustration & Book Cover Design
Trade Book Publishing Industry
Joyce has won awards and recognition for her Nature Illustrations for children.
  • Specializing in presenting hand-rendered images of nature in a painterly style - for all ages
  • Line art, diagrams, and full-color paintings for books including
    • medical & self-help topics
    • business & industry
    • poetry & fiction

Logos, Business stationary, Brochures, Newsletters, Catalogs, & Posters
Commercial Clients

Joyce can provide artwork for your promotional merchandise such as custom screen-print t-shirts, embroidered caps/patches, enamel pins, etc.


 
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Clients:
Joyce has worked with Book Publishers, Industry, and Non-profit organizations around the country, including...
  • Taylor Trade/ Rowman-Littlefield
  • Schoolyard LTER Series
    (funded by National Science Foundation)
  • Grand Canyon Association
  • Mountain Press Publishing
  • InterWeave Press
  • American Traveler Press
  • Farcountry Press
  • Velopress
  • Human Kinetics
  • Nomad Press
  • Cottonwood Press/Prufrock Press
  • Sopris West Educational Services
  • William H. Sadlier Publishing
  • Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
  • John Suthers, US Attorney-Colorado
  • Humpty Dumpty's Magazine
  • Hobby House Publishing Group
  • Western Reflections Publishing
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • Poudre School District
  • Loveland Museum and Gallery
  • West Village Press/ABC GiftBook
  • ChildCraft Education Corporation
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Awards:

Joyce Mihran Turley illustrates ... award-winning books!

Animals Count
in Grand Canyon National Park
APPL Children's Media Award, 1st
>> Association of Partners for Public Lands
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...recognizes achievements in publications, product development and programming by all nonprofit public lands partners More>

NAI Media Awards - Children's Book, 2nd
>> National Association for Interpretation

Judges’ comments: ...The story and illustrations invoke the desire to see the real thing. Spot-on engaging illustrations complement the text very well.

Awesome Ospreys,
Fishing Birds of the World
Skipping Stone Magazine Honor Award
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From Skipping Stones Magazine - awarded annually to 25 books for children which 'encourage understanding of world's diverse cultures, nature and ecological richness.' More>

Mom's Choice Award

Honoring excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services

NSTA recommends® Selection
 

The National Science Teacher's Association recognizes outstanding Science trade books for children.

The ABC's of Happiness,
Not for Children!
PubWest Book Design Award
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...recognizes outstanding book cover and interior design for a wide variety of book formats

 
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Exhibits:
• PubWest National Book Industry Trade Show, various locations
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Rocky Mountain Raptor Program Open House, Fort Collins, CO
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• Once Upon a Time, Illustrator Art Show Book Sale & Events - Boulder Public Library
• Peace is Rooted in our NatureTM, Illustrated Children's Books and Book Covers - Foothills Unitarian Church
• ILLUSTRATED BOOKS - a gallery show presenting the works of 11 illustrators of Children's Books - Madison & Main Gallery, Greeley, CO

 
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  PubWest Logo Joyce has been active with PubWest (Publisher's Association of the West) as a member and exhibitor at the annual National Book Industry Trade Show since 2001. Recent shows have been held at Santa Fe, NM, Lake Tahoe, and Austin, TX
SCBWI logo Joyce was a longtime member of SCBWI (Society of Childrens' Book Writers and Illustrators) and former layout artist for Kite Tales, regional newsletter for the Rocky Mountain Chapter. She highly recommends their resources for upcoming writers and illustrators.
 
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