Working from his studio in Monmouthshire, Nicholas Turner paints primarily from memory. His pictures are inspired by many hours spent painting outdoors in Cornwall, Spain, and the east coast of Scotland, and also by his admiration for the works of the St Ives School of painters such as Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, and Ben Nicholson, with whom he shares a fascination with harbour scenes and quiet still lifes, motifs that continue to excite and engage him.
Imbued with a timeless quality, Turner’s paintings are equally inspired by imagination, and his scenes of flat-capped fishermen and industrial townscapes recall an earlier, calmer age. His celebration of the simple joys of life, such as freshly cut flowers and ripe fruit on a kitchen table, invite us to pause, to daydream, and to enjoy the quiet beauty of the artist’s world.
Nicholas Turner RWA (b.1972, London) lives in Monmouthshire, Wales. After a Foundation Course in Art and Design in Bristol, Nicholas achieved a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from UWE Bristol and in 2003 was elected an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy and has served on its governing council. He has exhibited widely and his work is held in public collections including the Royal Collection, the RWA Permanent Collection, the Talboys Bequest RWA, and numerous private collections across the UK, Japan, USA, Italy and Israel.