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Art is more than my livelihood. It's my passion, the way I capture and celebrate life.

Dave Turnbaugh is well-known for his oil paintings depicting Maryland waterfowl, Chesapeake skipjacks and workboats, and Mid-Atlantic landscapes. He is Maryland’s only six-time winner of the prestigious Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest (bka "Duck Stamps").

Statement of Purpose:

"I am proud to label myself a 'Pure Realist.' Pure because nature is pure. And Realist because I attempt to record nature, objects and light as they appear to me. I try to capture a moment in time, a moment that, to me, will never be repeated."

Most of Dave's prints and select originals are presented on these pages. Internet images can't do justice to the quality of these master works. We've made the fine-art prints available for you to purchase on-line for your convenience. You really must see the originals in person to appreciate their fine qualities, so please contact Dave if you're interested in an original or would like to be added to our galleries page.


Why Buy a Turnbaugh?

There are probably billions of paintings, prints, and other decorations hanging on walls around the world. But you will only occasionally see fine-art prints and even rarer to find original art works.

All wall decorations are luxury items – the wall will be perfectly happy without another hole in it. So why buy a painting or limited-edition print from Dave Turnbaugh?

Art speaks to your heart, your passions, your desires. A Turnbaugh painting may spur emotions of excitement or calm, gratitude or consciousness, satisfaction or even discontent with the passing of history. Your art may make you feel happy, bold, energized or at peace with the world. You might even be merely making a statement or taking pleasure in the piece of art as a symbol of your success and a signpost for your accomplishments – a trophy if you will.

People bond with the art and the artist in various ways as well. When you share the artist’s perspective, you may feel it is so personal that you hang it somewhere for your own private viewing. On the other hand, you may want to put the print on display where others can see it because you want to proclaim your connection with the artist or exclaim your appreciation for the composition.

Whatever motivates you to acquire artwork from Dave Turnbaugh’s Maryland Realist, you’re making an investment that is a reflection of your soul. Buy and enjoy!

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