A constant fascination with Italy, and Venice in particular, keeps this as the main subject. Living each piece as it takes shape, Turton recreates opulent and theatrical architectural Italian cityscapes, using quick brush strokes in a limited palette of black, gold, red, white and brown. The treatment of details fluctuates between ornate and seemingly unfinished elements, and the rare inclusion of figures sees them fade into the paintings like ghosts from a bygone era. Buildings and objects hint at a secret inner life, while shadows envelope the viewer in a dark comforting blanket.
Watercolours are often used more like oils, with layering and additional charcoal, gouache and acrylic, revealing vague leanings towards Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism in her unique style. The artist takes photographs and sketches for each new series and then recludes to her "boudoir" to work in privacy. Work has a discreet following, with pieces represented in private homes around the world.
With the same fascination as for her art, textile and print designs are bold, with geometric elements and a tight rigidity in a similar palette of black and earth tones plus the colours of the sea. Inspiration is drawn from Ancient, Renaissance and Gothic Italian architecture, Italian flora and random cuttings from glossy fashion magazines. Ideas are often a transition or progression of one of her own original photographs, paintings or collages, with the desired outcome of something sumptuous or whimsical, to then be applied to a variety of surfaces.
Very private with a small circle of close friends, living happily with writer-journalist husband and an affectionate feline named Wolfgang after her favourite composer, she divides her time between Rome and her beloved Venice but prefers to vacation at isolated beach retreats and spas in the middle of nowhere.