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Helen M Turner PAI PPAI.
 
 
 
Helen M Turner PAI PPAI was born in Glasgow.  When she left school she joined the design studios of James Templeton and attended Glasgow School of Art in the evenings from 1952 to 1960.   There she studied drawing, still life and portraiture under Trevor Mackinson and William Gallagher.   Continuing her career with James Templeton,and other companies, she became a documented designer in Aubusson and Beauvais, travelling extensively throughout the world.   Helen's designs can be seen in the Waldorf Astoria,  Turnberry Hotel,  San Francisco Opera House,  The New York Plaza,  P & O Cruise Liners and many Casinos throughout the world.
 
Eventually, she gave up her design work to become a full-time artist.  Helen was elected President of the Paisley Art Institute from 2001to 2004.   She is also a member of  the Glasgow Society of Women Artists and exhibits regularly in galleries throughout the UK.
                               
Helen won the East Linton Award in 1972 and 2004 and was commended in the Soroptomists' International Fine Art Award in 1992.   In 2000 she became a Diplomat of the Paisley Art Institute [PAI].    Helen has work in the corporate collections of Robert Fleming Holdings, Dunedin Fund Managers, Aberdeen Asset Management.  the TSB, Dunedin Fund Managers,  South Ayrshire Council,  Paisley Museum and Art Galleries and many in  private collections at home and abroad.
 
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Artist Member of Paisley Art Institute (PAI)
Artist Member Glasgow Society of Women Artists (GSWA) 
President of Paisley Art Institute (PPAI. 2001-2004 ) 
Trustee of the Maclaurin Galleries Ayr.  
Artist Member of The Glasgow Art Club 
Awards
 
Diploma of the Paisley Art Institute September 2000
Soroptimists' International Fine Art Award - Commendation 1992
East Linton Art Award 1972 & 2004
Finalist in Not The Turner Prize 2003
 
Charity Exhibitions
 
Save The Children
The Macmillan Cancer Support
Clic Sargeant
Hansel Village, Symington 
Ayrshire Hospice Art Exhibition.                                                                        ---oOo---
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