Lisa Turner

I loved to draw as a kid. In high school, I started painting and although I loved it, confidence held me back. Combining personal fear with the "gotta get a real job" concept, I abandoned painting and art in general when I went to university to study business and marketing.
Some 20 years later, with the encouragement of my husband and with gaping mouths from my children, I started painting again.
My work is held in private collections in the US, the UK, New Zealand, France and of course here in Australia.I now have a studio, a permanent space in my house and I paint whenever I can. Most often, this is at night time when the kids are asleep but my favourite time to paint is in the mornings or afternoons when the light coming through the windows is strong and natural. I enjoy variety in my art, so it's not unusual for me to switch between a still life and a seascape or from a detailed, realistic landscape to an abstract work about colour.