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JACKSON: Artist Kathryn Turner Collaborates to Create OneNest

CONTACT The OneNest Project: Kathryn Turner | Turner Fine Art | 307-690-9632 |
Mark Turner | Greenspur Inc. | 202 438.3794 |

OneNest: Art: Essence + Space: Sustainability
In the heart of Virginia Horse and Wine Country, one hour west of Washington DC, perhaps the most sustainable built residence in the Mid-Atlantic will be unveiled and shown to the public in Shenandoah country mid-May. OneNest is a revolutionary home built by Mark Turner and filled with the masterful paintings of his sister, Kathryn.

OneNest Project: Unveiled Two Distinguished and Creative Siblings Collaborate

These two distinguished and creative siblings, Mark and Kathryn, are collaborating in this unprecedented event. Raised on an historic ranch in the mountains of Wyoming, this dynamic brother and sister team are inspired to share a revolutionary building design of space, sustainability and energy efficiency along with spectacular impressionistic paintings of landscapes, wildlife, and the Capitol region.
Five years in design, the OneNest Project demonstrates that, in 1000 square feet, radical approaches to design, materials and building science can capture that simple notion that we all universally yearn for happiness and a place to share it. With his bold approaches to building, Mark challenges us to think anew about how we live in constructed environments: space utilization, light, energy conservation and affordability. Inside, Kathryn, recognized with national art awards, will inspire and remind guests of our inherent need to connect with the beauty and sublimity of natural landscapes.
The carefully selected site of OneNest rests amid rolling horse farms and vineyards. Here the visitor experiences the serenity of the landscape that has directly inspired the design and art that is found inside. In this captivating new building concept, Mark Turner reshapes how we think about building.
Inside, dramatic and inspiring paintings by Kathryn Turner are beautiful reminders of our inherent need to connect with the sublimity of nature.

The Builder:  Mark Turner is owner of Greenspur, Inc, a design/build company that has a passion for both excellence in design and sustainability. Mark founded this national, award winning company in 2008 with hopes of revolutionizing how we build our homes as a foundation for more sustainable…and happier lives. GreenSpur’s value is coupling good design with practical building solutions in order to obtain long term sustainable objectives including energy efficiency, healthy lifestyles, low maintenance, social returns on investments and ultimately spaces people enjoy working in and coming home to. Mark comments, “When thinking about designing and building PLACE, I am inspired by Wallace Stegner’s words, ‘There it was, there it is, the Place where during the best of our lives, friendship had its home and happiness its headquarters.’ This is my team’s best attempt to create a ‘headquarters for happiness.”
Building some of the area’s first carbon neutral homes, GreenSpur’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Traditional Home, Washington Spaces, DC Modern Luxury, MSNBC.COM and Channel 4 and Channel 9 Local News. In partnership with West*Group Development and Charity Works, GreenSpur’s Carbon Neutral Home in Mclean, VA won Project of the Year from the National Association of Home Builders, Project of the Year from United States Green Building Council Regional Chapter and was one of the first certified LEED Platinum homes in the area. GreenSpur’s work has been featured in DC’s Environmental Film Festival 2010 and given a Certificate of Recognition from the Board of Fairfax Supervisors. GreenSpur’s carbon neutral home on Capitol Hill just won the award for the Mayors Award for Historic Preservation.

The Artist: Kathryn Turner is a nationally-celebrated painter who takes familiar subject matter – mountain vistas, streams, sky – and interprets them in her own unique way. The paint is poured, scumbled, layered, sanded back down and scratched through. The result is imagery that glistens with interest. In her words, “My need to create flows from the privilege of participating in the miraculous nature of the creative process rather than rendering some notion of a perfect product. The creative process is a confluence of nature’s inspiration and my personal interpretation of what I am experiencing. I strive to create paintings that record my own experience of the subject’s essential spirit and energy, not an imitation of a fixed surface reality. This process requires my presence, enthusiasm, openminded appreciation, playfulness, courage and honesty. In this way, creating art is transformative, universal and timeless.”

As a teen, Turner had the opportunity to study with acclaimed landscape painters and then continued her art education in such celebrated places as Italy, Mexico and Washington DC. The artist has since returned to her native Wyoming, but remains committed to her evolution as an artist
beyond the sphere of her youth. Kathryn’s hard work has yielded both local accolades and national recognition. In 2011, she was the top awardee of the National Impressionist Society. Her work has been widely collected nationally and featured in many museums including the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art, The National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Charlie Russell Museum. Southwest Art Magazine distinguished Turner among the “Artists to Watch” predicting what has indeed become a most promising career.

The Event:  Visitors experience a better way to build, the expanse of the landscape and how it inspires art. Refreshments will be provided. Please Join Us for the Opening Reception:

OneNest Project
3333 Carrington Rd.
Delaplane, VA 20144
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 4 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2 – 6 p.m.
Space is limited-please RSPV by signing up at
Our specially-designed enewsletter and website offer a collection of visually engaging content to share the story of OneNest that will be sure to stir your
senses and provoke your interest!


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