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Helen turner is a painter and printmaker.She studied at Canterbury  College of Art and now lives and works in Lewes East Sussex. Her work achieved prominence when she was shortlisted for the prestigious John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize in 2002 and  subsequently when she was selected to be Artist for the Day at Flowers Central Cork Street London in 2006. In 2008 she was invited to exhibit at Flowers East in a mixed show and recently had a two person show with Sophie Smallhorn at Chalk- Hill gallery in Guildford. Helen continues to exhibit in London, the UK,and Europe and has a  growing reputation.

I make paintings and drawings instinctively; references and  inspirations come from autobiographical experiences, feelings and the  love of art  fashion and nature . The choice of images together with  the variety of materials are what  makes the work unique and  have a strong physical presence .


Helen's paintings are about an imaginary unseen world and responses to everyday objects and experiences. She draws inspiration from animals, fashion and popular and historical culture.


The processes of over painting, layering and adjusting a variety of materials and the paring down of the compositions to their very essence together with her intuitive drawing skills make her paintings unique and challenging. Her work combines both humour with meaningful reflection.