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

Tutors Courses

CourseDate
Working from Nature 03 Jun 2019