Gwen Linnell Turner

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Occupation Artist / Illustrator
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction Welcome to Gwen's Blog; Artist / Illustrator, a journal for resource (weekly or monthly entries, then when ever a need...ebbs and flows... Commissions include work for The Royal National Theatre and Leica Microsystems. Gwen has had experience within the creative industries since 1997 during her B.A. in Theatre Design as a scenic art apprentice. She worked as a freelance designer for The Royal National Connections Festival of Youth Theatre, then after completing a P.G.C.E. teaching qualification, practised in art colleges and undertook teaching work for related projects with an organisation called Creative Partnerships. More recently, Gwen gained a M.A. (distinction) in illustration at Camberwell College of art. She has contributed work published by Dorling and Kindersley, The Blake Society and Bloomsbury. Gwen paints, creates graphic novels, writes and is inspired by memorable travel adventures, she develops dance performance projects and enjoys learning the flute.
Interests I like tap dancing, I would like to try Tango. I love travel, wildlife, puppetry, cooking,, films, I am intrigued by geology, pedagogy... some educational theories of South American born Paulo Freire. Drawing, writing. Painting.
Favorite Movies The Mission, Jean de Florette, Man on Wire, Splash, The lives of others, The Wave, Not here to be loved, The Assasin, Fanny and Alexander, Walkabout, Cinema Paradiso, Moon, The Exorsist, Cria Cuervos, Leon: The professional, Seven Samurai, Educating Rita, Jaques Tati, Peter Weir films, Mike Leigh films, Peter Strickland films, Joe Wright films, Pedro Almodóvar films, Wes Anderson films, Guillermo del Toro films, Nuri Bilge Ceylan films, Jane Campion, Ang Lee, Werner Herzog, Ingmar Bergman, Satyajit Ray, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Nicolas Roeg, Andrei Tarkovsky, Kubrick/...Old 50's films about love, many, I can't believe I forgot to put Steven Spielberg; it was E.T. that shone a light for me when I was little, perhaps I save the best 'til last (March 2013).
Favorite Music Ministry of sound early Chill Out sessions, Stevie Wonder, Carol King, Randy Newman, David Bowie, Queen, Moby (play), Elton John, Annie Lennox, Joanna Newsom, Nick Drake, Fleetwod Mac, Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Jonny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Kate Bush, Bruce Springsteen, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, The Pogues, Kings of Leon... Duran Duran, MEATLOAF!...many...classical, also peace & Quiet, that's a real cool band. I like Jamie Lee Curtis as an actor but it doesn’t give me the option “favourite actors” so I have put it here instead. Also, I find that thinking about David Attenborough is a good thing to do when I feel myself starting to be an idiot about my career; the man is amazing.
Favorite Books Stephen King, Life of Pi, The god of small things, My family and other animals, The Moomins, Fair Play (also Tove Jansson), We of the never never..."I don't want to sound simple but I love everyone and everything, in an ideal world, I would become friends with everyone on facebook, but I probably wouldn't get enough 'likes', so I am heavilly considering deactivating".

To be or not to be...that is the question.