Elaine Turnbull was born in Sunderland. She gained a BA (Hons) in Printed Textile Design from Edinburgh College of Art in 1985 and subsequently studied at Bath Spa University, obtaining a PGCE in Art & Design in 2001. The coast has always played an important part in her life and she moved to Cornwall in 2009, currently living and working from a studio near Helston.
She has enjoyed solo shows at Gallery Forty-Nine in Bridlington and Kentmere House Art Gallery in York. Early in 2014 she was accepted as a member of STISA and is delighted that one of her images is on the poster advertising the STISA Members' Spring Show (1 March - 21 April 2014).
RWS Bankside Gallery, London - Spring Open Exhibition March 2011
RWA Bristol - Autumn Open Exhibition 2010; 2012
Open Studios Cornwall 2012
Crypt Gallery, St Ives - 2013
Battersea Affordable Art Fair - March 2014
2021: Summer in Technicolour, Livingstone St Ives (19-29 July in Perranporth Gallery; 5 Aug-5 Sept in St Ives Gallery)
STISA (from 2014)