Andrea Turner is a visual artist, singer and writer living in Moray in North East Scotland. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, London with a BA (hons) in Fine Art in 1988 and has been working professionally as an artist since that time.
She exhibits throughout Scotland and her work is held in numerous public and private collections.
I begin by immersing myself in the landscape, returning again and again to the woods, rivers and shore. Looking deeply, writing detailed descriptions of what I’m seeing and hearing. Making sketches, taking photographs and noting down thoughts and ideas. From this deep observation I paint informed by the living memory of place.
Many of my paintings are composed of multiple (often transparent or semi-transparent) layers of paint, which are built up, and sometimes removed to leave traces. My engagement with the process of painting is focused and physical and most of the time I have no idea what the finished piece will look like. In a sense I am in dialogue with each painting, constantly questioning. As a result of this process each work is unique and cannot be reproduced.