Turow is obviously indebted to the strategies of early American modernists such as Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Milton Avery with their geometric riffs, blurred and sharp biomorphic forms, interlocking, rhythmic patterns, rainbow palette and tactility of surfaces which she re-states in her own distinctive way. The physicality of the paintings is important to her, something she has gradually stepped up, from the thin glazes of the early works to the current grittiness, combining acrylic, pumice, sand, oil stick and applying them thickly in layers, building up their presence as substantive objects in the world, as substantive as her sense of the past. While it may take time to decode the picture, the feelings are clear and immediately understood, conveyed by the warmth of the colors and tones and the interdependent relationship of the images, in homage to family, friends and history. Gratitude is often the theme, an ardent thankfulness for the beauty of life and its abundant offerings, for love and tenderness, generosity, hope and continuity..."

Lilly Wei