I find that through laying a few lines, putting different colours next to each other, and using the combination of light and dark, with different textures, shapes and forms, a painting is born.
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John Turton has had well over 30 solo exhibitions and holds an array of awards, residencies and teaching experience spanning over four decades. Though inspired by the Australian landscape, John essentially sees himself as a colourist working primarily by instinct. His work hangs in many galleries, including The National Gallery in Victoria, as well as numerous Council and Private collections here in Australia and Overseas. John has been published in a number of magazines and featured in the television series Colour in Your Life in 2013. He is in demand facilitating workshops right across the country.