Helen Turner has lived on Kauai for nearly 40 years. After visiting from New York with a surfer boyfriend in the early 80’s and falling in love with the island! she returned by herself and has been here ever since, with her sons and husband.
Having lived on every side of the island, she now reside in Waimea, where she has a working Studio right on Main Street.
Her passion is landscape painting, at every turn there is something beautiful to capture in paint.
She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Artists of Hawaii(PAH) as well as a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC)
Helen has been honored with “Best of Show” with PAH for the last two years, and won First Place Prize winner in the Maui Pastel Society.
Her other passion is painting “en plein aire” or directly from nature, which she does in oil or pastel. "This gets me out of the Studio to expand my visual knowledge of shapes and shadows and just the sheer challenge of painting before the light changes."
Helen also does commissions, teaches painting outside, and does live event painting at weddings.