Eileen Turner- News

A 'Hare Raising' event

Exhibition Hare“Eileen is holding her first solo exhibition of water colours for four years, with a host of new paintings on show. Entitled a ‘Hare Raising Event’ the exhibition of all new watercolours will feature many of Eileen’s sensitive depictions of the native Brown Hare.

Eileen has studied and researched hares for over fifteen years and travels far and wide to obtain observations of these elusive creatures. She has a few surprises in store as she has recorded, in art, some of the unusual aspects and activities of the hare’s life. She has also included unusual paintings of rare breed cattle, sheep and poultry.

The exhibition will be held at the splendid location of Christ Church Parish Church, Church Street, Holloway, Nr Matlock. DE4 5JP, next to the school, and runs from 1 pm – 5 pm on Saturday 24th November 2018. There is an Art Show Preview on the previous evening from 6pm – 8 pm. Please RSVP for the Preview by email or by phone for catering purposes

six prints added to the domestic animals gallery

Eileen has created several new prints of Longhorn cattle, sheep, more cows and a ram. Buy them in the shop now!

Two more Hare prints added

Eileen has added two more of her famous Hare prints.

Eight new prints for Christmas 2016

New prints have been added: 'A commemorative print of Mrs D Barker and the Staffordshire Moorland Hounds as been added to the Countryside gallery as has a study of a fox 'Reynard'. In the Domestic gallery has been added 'free range', Light sussex hens and 'Lay a little egg for me', all about hens. In the Wildlife gallery has gone 'Brown trout'.

New prints added Spring 2016

New prints have been added: 'Chimney Sweep' the first cat in the collection added to the Countryside gallery. 'Black greyhounds' more easily placed in the Dogs Gallery and 'Sitting hare in pencil', again an easy one to place. 'A hard day's night' has been added to the Wildlife Gallery.

Christmas Gallery

Eileen has a new Gallery which will feature her Christmas themed work. she has decided to make available for sale some of the original paintings. These are Poinsetta, Angels from the Realms of Glory and Christmas Eve in Ashbourne. Please ring Eileen for details.

Christmas Exhibition at Ashbourne 2012

three highland cowsEileen will be exhibiting her watercolours and prints at 'Field and Stream', 25 St John Street, Ashbourne from the 1st to 24th December (except the 7th). Come and meet Eileen in person on the opening day, Saturday 1st between 10am – 2pm.

Eileen has Moved

Eileen and her husband, dogs and chickens have recently moved to the lovely village of Lea in Derbyshire. This will enable Eileen to be much closer to her mother, to enjoy the garden potential of their new home and the stunning scenery of the locality.

New Online Shop

Eileen has launched her new online shop at www.eileenturner.com. You will now be able to buy using the onvenience and security of PAYPAL. She is also offering a new line in Staffordshire Creamware Mugs available only at the online shop.

Countryworks Exhibition October 2011

Countryworks Gallery in Montgomery are showing Eileen's work during October 2011. There will be a preview on Friday 30th September from 6.30 to 8.30 which will be attended by Eileen. Wine and Soft drinks will be provided.
Countryworks Gallery, Broad Street, Montgomery, Powys. SY15 6PH. Opening Hours Mon-Sat 10:00-5:30, Sun 1:00-5:00.
01686 668866.

New Images Added April 2011

Eileen has added new images to the website and there are more to come soon. Make sure to visit the website on a regular basis

Visit to Islay and Jura

This summer Eileen spent two weeks on the Isle of Islay and Jura sketching and observing the native wildlife there. She spent many happy hours sketching the native brown hares which live on the island. They are much tamer than the ones in England and she was able to sit really close to them while they were getting on with life.

There is an abundance of wildlife on Islay and as it was the breeding season it proved to be an amazing experience watching birds such as curlews and lapwings protecting their young. Arctic Terns put on wonderful acrobatics on the seashore where they had nests among the tall grasses, and oyster catches defied anyone to come near to their young families.

Although Eileen really wanted to find otters there was none to be found by her even though their presence had been observed many times by other people - just bad luck! A group of kayakers on the homeward bound ferry had been within 10 feet of a pair of fighting otters. So close they had even seen their teeth!

Later in the year Eileen will be showing original paintings produced as a result of this wonderful visit to Islay and other original work which she has produced over recent months. If you are interested in seeing this then please contact Eileen by telephone to find out more details.

Organza Satin Greetings Cards

Eileen also creates images using organza satin over-painted with vibrant inks. These are usually in the form of butterflies, dragonflies and oriental birds. These are also made into greeting cards and over three thousand have been sold over the last few years.

Last Updated: 12th September 2018