Elaine Turnbull was born in Sunderland and grew up in the North East. Her early memories are of the lighthouse at Souter, of storm-waves crashing over sea walls, and of the foghorn at Marsden.
The coast remains an important influence on her painting - following a move to Cornwall in 2009, Elaine now works from a studio near Helston, just four fields from the sea. Elaine's paintings draw together a wide range of influences, from the Scottish Colourists she encountered as a student, to the joyous simplicity of her own children's artwork, to the paintings of the central figures of twentieth century art in St Ives.
Elaine is still exhibited in the North East but it is in Cornwall that she has developed a particularly strong following. Elaine has had solo shows and is a member at the St Ives Society of Artists and she is an associate member of the Penwith Society.
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