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Many of the earlier automotive artists started their careers depicting other subject matter, often other forms of transportation such as trains or planes. Turner from an early age drew airplanes before turning his attention to cars primarily of the racing variety. Born in Harrow, Middlesex, in 1934 he got his start at the age of 14. While still in school his parents gave him a couple of drawing books by Frank Wootton, including How to Draw Cars and by 1955 he was contributing artwork to The Motor. After a stint producing artwork for advertising with its exaggerated lines he turned to freelancing in 1957 before establishing his own firm, Studio 88, with his wife Helen in 1963. Studio 88 is currently being run by his son Graham, an accomplished painter in his own right.

He is known for his accurate detail regarding the cars as well as the track. Yet his paintings cannot be described as being in anyway antiseptic. On the contrary there's a sense of honesty in his work that emotes the respect that the artist has for his subject matter. In order to capture the decisive moment Turner uses a camera rather than a sketchpad feeling the latter to be too intrusive. Today Turner receives commissions from around the world including many from well-known motor racing personalities.

To date, Turner has had six books of his paintings published - featuring aircraft of the Royal Air Force, Formula One Motor Racing, Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, Aviation Art, Monaco Grand Prix and Motor Sport Art.

To purchase his artwork please visit Studio 88 Limited