Henry Turner

Turner is passionate about nature, the environment and drawing what he sees and reads about.  Henry has sold works through various South Island exhibitions.  Turner is hugely inspired by the Sub Antarctic Islands where he has visited on a birding tour.  “Highlights were many, but the albatross courtship on Campbell Island and the mass of King and Royal Penguins and Elephant Seals that were completely unafraid on Macquarie Island were simply incredible.  One of the best aspects of the trip was learning how little it takes to make a huge difference to the conservation on these islands.”  Henry collects books and is an avid reader.  His work depicts imaginary worlds, circus imagery and lifelike birds.  Currently furthering education in Antarctic studies, Marine Ecology and Art at university.  He is an acute observer and has been creating art since he was able to hold a pen or brush.  Since these early beginnings he has been publicly recognised as a highly skilled, gifted, accomplished artist having developed an understanding of his subjects and media well beyond his years.  “I can not see myself as anything else” he expresses when described as an artist and an aesthete.  “I have found my metier, and that is somewhat cheering.”  Turner is additionally noted as a living work of art in the way he dresses, in his use of language and in his appreciation and knowledge of natural and artistic beauty.  Turner’s work notably comprises in Sir David Attenborough’s private art collection.

b 2000

(Work above)

Title: On Enderby Island   $NZD POA    Size: 71 x 55cm diameter

Medium: Oil on recycled copper

Title: South Island Kokako, North Island Kokako   $NZD POA    Size: 50 x 50cm Medium: Oil on acid free card

Title: New Zealand Crow, Northern Buller’s Albatross   $NZD POA   

Size: 32 x 32cm

Medium: Oil on acid free card

Title: The Great Eighteen   $NZD POA    Size: 179 x 127cm

Medium: Oil on acid free card

Title: The Realm in Yellow  $NZD POA    Size: 71 x 55cm

Medium: Oil on acid free card