Joyce Turner at Truro Arts Café next to the Royal Cornwall Museum
Joyce Turner has been an abstract artist for many years and is still a vivid colourist today. Twenty four of her works have been shown online by Saatchi Gallery for the past two years. A gallery representative told Joyce ‘We found your paintings beautiful and fascinating’.
Joyce’s early artistic discipline came from complex drawings required of her as an admiralty illustrator in World War 2. She was responsible for drawings of mines and torpedoes, with their intricate components. At this stage, her personal art was entirely figurative. After the war, Joyce turned progressively to abstraction as her most satisfying means of artistic expression.
Joyce’s current work reveals a refined sense of colour, composition and line. It also shows an acute awareness of texture and dimensional effect achieved by the use of layered semi-translucent tones. She works mainly in oils, using brushes and the odd razor blade. Joyce combines her abstract art with paintings inspired by such sources as religious works in Greece and Cyprus. Venice and New York have been two other inspirations.