Anthony Turner was born in 1959 in Nairobi and grew up on a coffee farm in Kenya.
He came to England for secondary school and university where he studied psychology. He assisted master sculptor Peter Randall-Page for four years from 1990 before starting to carve his own work.
He has recently held two solo exhibitions of his stone carvings at the Sladmore Contemporary Gallery in London, and has shown work in all the On Form sculpture exhibitions in Oxfordshire. He works mainly near Dartmoor in Devon.
There's a mysterious fertility at work in our world's life cycles and growth patterns and this wonderful energy is what my work celebrates. I reach for stone for its simplicity, its density, its durability and the colours. I carve in a very verdant valley. I want to make something new and gorgeous each time and evidently cherish exotic and erotic life-forms at peak ripeness. Sometimes and with much perseverance the results nudge, refresh, remind, glow, exude, emanate sublime presence.