Helen Turner

https://www.helenturner.net/

Profile

My work is about investigating an unseen world and the mystery of it. The starting point is the excitement of the materials and the feelings I want to express.My paintings are made intuitively out of collaged layers of all types of paint, paper, fabric and canvas.The subject emerges out of the process of making. I am interested in transforming my drawings using motif combined with the involvement of texture, surface and colour. I want my work to be evocative and have a presence.

Biography

Helen has successfully been teaching painting and drawing for 20 years. She has a BA Hons in painting from Canterbury College of Art (1986) and Postgraduate Diploma, from Cyprus College of Art (1990). In 2002 Helen was selected for the John Moores painting prize; 2011 was included in the touring show About Painting with a published book, and in 2012 she had a solo show at the Eagle Gallery. In 2014-16 the artist was represented by Wilson Stephens and Jones Gallery. In 2013 all of Helen's work was destroyed in a studio fire in Lewes and it was after this that Helen started to work in a different way using a wide range of materials, experimenting and finding new and exciting ways to make work.

2002
Selected for the John Moores painting prize
2006
Solo show at Flowers gallery , Cork Street , London , artist of the day
2011
Part of the touring show “About Painting” at Transition Gallery, with a published book
2012
Solo show at the Eagle Gallery
2013
All of Helen's work was destroyed in a studio fire in Lewes and it was after this that Helen started to work in a different way using a wide range of materials, experimenting and finding new and exciting ways to make work.
2014-16
Represented by Wilson Stephens and Jones Gallery
2016-17
“Towards Night” exhibition at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2018
East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
2018
Curated the Newhaven Open Call as part of the Newhaven Festival