Nicholas Turner is a painter of quiet compositions, beautifully structured and well-painted. Born in London, Turner spent many years in Bristol before moving to Abergavenny, Wales. In 1997 he received his BA (Hons) in Fine Art from UWE Bristol and in 2003 was elected an academician of the Royal West of England Academy, later serving on its governing council.
He has exhibited widely and his work is included in many public collections, including the Royal Collection, the permanent collection of the RWA and that of the Marquis of Bath, as well as many private collections across the UK, Japan, USA, Italy, and Israel. His paintings are often seen as having a calmness and have been described as being 'lyrical and wistful without sentimentality' (Simon Quadrat).