The Commonplace Beauty Collection includes a series of still life paintings. I feel that one can take a common object and create something beautiful and meaningful by remaining highly sensitive to the subtleties of light and shadow. There is a vast amount of beauty hidden in the commonplace but we seldom take the time out to notice. Intrigued by what is – but rarely noticed, I use still life to create intimate reflections of everyday life and objects. Finding beauty in the common place is important to me as a form of reflection, appreciation and gratitude.
– Vanessa Turner