Turner started painting in 1964 when he retired from his job
as a shipwright in Wivenhoe. He captured much of the Wivenhoe
of the '60s and '70s in his charming colourful naive style.
He has been dubbed Wivenhoe's Alfred Wallis. With a biography
by Richard Barnard (Chairman of the Nottage Management Committee),
and introduction by Professor Thomas Puttfarken (Head of the
Dept of Art History and Theory, University of Essex), this
book was commissioned to celebrate the largest exhibition
to date of Ernie Turner's work, all generously loaned by local
residents and held at the Nottage Maritime Institute in Wivenhoe.
All profits from this book go to the Nottage Maritime Institute.
Press Ltd 2006
ISBN 0 9552035 2 X
Price £10. Paperback.