Featured Artist: Adele Turner

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Adele Turner is a girl of many talents; one of these is a fashion illustrator.  Adele mainly creates pencil illustrations that focus on emotions and movement.  Although she has a well-defined style and creates incredible artworks, she admits that she has not always been good at art.  In fact, she failed art in grade school because she had such a messy style.  But, in year 12 when she required a portfolio for fashion design, her skills developed and she began to embrace her artistic side and this helped her grow into the artist she is today.

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The “Creatives Uncovered” event was Adele’s first interstate exhibition and as a result, is something quite exciting for the artist.  She was contacted by the event manager via Facebook and asked if she would like to be involved and seeing an opportunity for her pieces to reach a broader audience, Adele accepted.

We recently spoke with Adele about her inspiration, goals for the future and to see if she could offer any advice to people in the art world.  Here’s what she had to say.

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Who or what has been your biggest inspiration?

“My Nanna (who died 10 years ago) is always a big inspiration when it comes to art. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and this reflected in her art. She would do incredible water colour paintings. My Uncle (who also died) was always my biggest fan. When I was 12 I did some painting with my Nanna, he looked at them and was ecstatic that one day I was going to be a famous painter! He even wanted to get them printed onto t-shirts!“

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What are your current goals in the short term and also in the long term?

“As well as the art, I also work full time in marketing, and have a handbag label (verb – doing something), so I have many different goals. With regards to art, I want to develop my skills further, and of course exhibit more. I haven’t had too much time to get my art in the public, so I am hoping to find this time before the end of the year. I really want to develop my painting skills.”

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What advice would you give other who are in art industry or who might be trying to break into this industry?

“Don’t compare! You are you for a reason. Be inspired by others, but comparing will bring you down.”

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