Antonia Turner Krause, a primarily self-taught Atlanta artist, realized her talent at the early age of three when her older sister showed her how to draw cats using circles and triangles. Throughout her childhood Antonia, referred to as "the artist" by students and teachers alike, won numerous awards for her impressive drawings.
After putting her art aside for many years to raise a family, Antonia discovered, when her second portrait drawing (Kylia) won an award in an international art contest, that not only was she able to create a perfect likeness of someone, but she could do it beautifully and brilliantly, thus sparking her career in portraiture. Since that time she has won numerous awards and contests for her lovely work.
Antonia is currently a member of both the Atlanta and the American
Portrait Societies. She has worked with esteemed clients such as well-known Atlanta news anchor Brenda Wood. This is some of what Brenda wrote in her letter thanking Antonia for the painting of her mother Alma Blackmon, "Your artistry and talent captured her essence, even though you didn't know her. Every little detail you got just right. I don't know how you did it". Antonia is also a major contributor to Atlanta-based charities such as the Beauty Becomes You Foundation and