"The ocean" that's what Adrian will answer when asked what inspires
him to paint, waves, skies, rocks and dream like beaches. This is what he loves
and has studied on a daily basis for over 15 years .
Growing up on the Central coast of N.S.W gave Adrian the
opportunity of surfing every morning, getting up at daylight and watching the
sun break through the clouds, the sun glowing through the waves. "It's the most
enjoyable study of a subject that's possible," comments Adrian.
This love and dedication of the sea has helped turn Adrian into
one of the best seascape artists in the country.
At 15 years old Adrian convinced a local surfboard manufacture
to give him a start, and since then has become one of the best surfboard artist
in the world.Currently Adrian is the international surfboard artist for
surfwear giant Billabong International and Js industries, painting up to 100
boards a week for shops and there top professional surfers including 3x world
champ Andy Irons, his brother Bruce and current 7x champ Kelly Slater.
Moving to the Gold Coast several years ago to concerntrate on
this art has been a step that has cemented a very bright future,"I love
painting boards but the feeling when I finish a canvas and have captured a
special moment, that's really satisfying.
Recently opening a gallery on the Tweed River ten minutes south of the Gold
Coast boarder has given Adrian the chance to show of the wide variety of his
work, not just seascapes but abstract and contempory pieces as well. "Although
my work is in several galleries along the east coast, most have many artists
and don't have the room to display the variety of my work, so I opened a
gallery that allows me to show between 70 and 100 pieces at a time,
not just 7 or 8."
Most of what you will see are glimpses of spots on the Gold
Coast or Tweed Coast beaches, some are from trips to Indonesia and Hawaii, and
some are just dream scapes that Adrian hopes to stumble upon some where down
the road. Some you might know but im sure you will enjoy it all, welcome to the
art of Adrian Robert Turner.