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Liz Turner




Liz's interest in art started at a young age but was only pursued seriously twelve years ago on joining a sketching class run by Jacqui Long at the Peninsula Arts Society. Tutelage under Catherine Hamilton ignited a passion for the pastel medium and more recently oils as well with Bill Caldwell. In addition, Fiona Bilbrough is an influential tutor and mentor in oils, particularly portraiture.


Painting preferences then are portraits or figurative subjects in pastel or oils.


Experiencing European galleries first hand, joining the Paris Urban Sketchers and drawing at the famous Académie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris have enhanced an appreciation of the wider context of art in society and its traditions.


A stay in a remote indigenous community in the East Kimberley heightened an already keen interest in Aboriginal history and culture, and a belief too that reconciliation starts with individual awareness. Resulting indigenous portraits and figurative studies are a small contribution to this end.





Peninsula Arts Society

McClelland Guild of Artists

Pastel Society of Victoria

Mornington Peninsula Painting and Drawing Group

Victorian Artists' Society





Highly Commended, Mornington Art Show, 2023

Highly Commended and People's Choice, Peninsula Arts Society Art Show, 2022

Best Mixed Media and People's Choice, Peninsula Arts Society Art Show, 2018

Best Pastel, Peninsula Arts Society Art Show, 2016

Best Painting Under $500, Knox Rotary Art Show, 2013





Solo Exhibition, Whitehill Gallery, Red Hill, 2018

Works by Liz Turner

University Students, Bologna
Liz Turner
58cm (W) x 78cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Pastel on paper
$ 500.00
Apeiranthos Village, Naxos
Liz Turner
54cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 5.5cm (D)
$ 395.00
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