Here you will find a selection of my more recent work. In recent times a lot of my work has been commissioned painted drums but I do try to find the time to also paint other pieces. Many designs are available as signed professionally produced giclee prints, laser print and as greetings cards. Please pop across to my shop to make a purchase and if you can't see what you want just send me a message and I'll do my best to help.
Lady of the Labyrinth - Acrylic on Gold Leaf © Sharyn Turner 2018
A little painting I made as the promotional artwork for the sacred art workshop that I usually run around the time of samhain. She is the lady of the labyrith, keeper of the mysteries of the runes.
Two Wolves Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2019
This 16” Remo Buffalo Drum (vegan) is another of my commissioned drums and was a real joy to paint.
Fallow Doe Deer Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2019
Deers are very special to me so it was lovely to be asked to paint this gentle fallow deer doe who is now residing in Ibiza.
Hummingbird & Vine Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2019
A commission for a lovely client from down under in New Zealand, who wanted hummingbird medicine incorporated into her ceremonial drum.
Wolf, Lion and Vulture Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2019
Three powerful spirit animals come together on this drum. Each one is a wise teacher and brings a message. The edge of this drum was also painted. See the Shamanic Drums page for more photos.
Marah White Lioness Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2019
I was asked to paint the queen of the sacred White Lions from South Africa, Marah, whose name means “Queen of the Sun God”.
Hummingbird & Tropical Flowers Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2018
This commissioned drum is so filled with joy - I really enjoyed the challenge that this one presented.
Full Moon Goddess Drum - Acrylic and Silver Leaf on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2018
This was a wonderful commission to create and includes goddess, trees and birds which are probably my signature subject matter.
Wolf, Hummingbird & Rowan Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2018
Another commissioned drum. This drum was a real joy to paint.
Wild Boar Piglet Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2018
This cute baby boar piglet was a commissioned piece for a client in Sweden.
Whitetail Doe Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2018
I really enjoyed getting into the detail of this commissioned Whitetail Doe drum. They’re very beautiful creatures who possess an otherworldly, ethereal quality.
Frog Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2018
This was a commissioned piece of a European Tree Frog and I must say that he looks most at home here in The Chalice Well in Glastonbury but he is now happily living in Germany.
Odin's Ravens Rune Drum - Acrylic on Fiberskyn © Sharyn Turner 2018
This is actually my own drum. I decided that I needed a painted drum for myself and decided upon this design through intuition and synchronistic events. Dedicated to Odin and my love of the runes.
Bear - Acrylic on Fiberskyn © Sharyn Turner 2018
A commissioned shamanic drum, shown here in The Chalice Well, Glastonbury.
Unity - Acrylic on canvas © Sharyn Turner 2018
In October 2016 I was fortunate enough to be part of a workshop with Michael Dunning, the yew Shaman. It really opened my eyes and gave me a new perspective on many things. During the weekend we went to the churchyard at Llanfeugan where there is a grove of very ancient Yew trees. This image appeared in my mind. It has taken me ages to paint, which I feel is rather appropriate given it's subject, as not only is there lots of detail but I did paint 7 drums from when I started it to when it was completed. There is lots of symbolism in this one.
Crow & Fly Agaric Drum - Acrylic on fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2017
A commissioned 16" painted Remo drum. Oh, I loved painting this. Crow is such a special bird to me - did I tell you that I have a crow feather cloak that I made? Everything about this drum made me so happy as I painted it.
Black Panther Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2017
This was a commissioned piece. My client wanted her power animal, a black panther (or, to be technically correct, a melanistic leopard) to be moving through the worlds. Painting this was an intense experience as I connected with this beautiful creature and learnt a few lessons along the way. Commissions taken for shamanic drums.
Raven & Robin Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2017
Another commissioned drum. I really enjoyed painting this one and quite fell in love with Mr Raven as I was doing so.
White Stag Fae Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner
A beautiful white stag under a waxing moon. This is another commissioned piece. There was so much Fae energy with this one. It was a joy to paint - as always!
Elen of the Ways (Acrylic on canvas) © Sharyn Turner 2017
Elen of the Ways, the ancient and mysterious British Goddess. She is the Goddess of the trackways, the migratory paths of the reindeer since ancient times and she is the antlered Goddess. She is many things but I have depicted here as the antlered Goddess of the trackways and ley lines. This piece was painted to be the flyer of the April 2017 Wytches Market held in Glastonbury.
Wren & Doe Painted Drum - (Acrylic on Fibreskyn) © Sharyn Turner 2017
This drum was a commision for a lovely lady. With the wren and the roe deer doe it has a lot of strong yet gentle feminine energy.
Hare Painted Shamanic Drum - Acrylic on Fibreskyn © Sharyn Turner 2017
I have always loved hares. They are such beautiful and sacred creatures. Coming from a farm in East Anglia I am well used to seeing them - and, upon occasion, protecting them. So, what more perfect creature to be painted on a drum. £250 - sold but commissions taken.
Barn Owl Shamanic Drum - 2017 © Sharyn Turner - Acrylic on Remo Fibreskyn
I have tried to capture the spirit of the barn owl on this shamanic drum. This drum was for sale but is now sold. I can however create your own owl drum especially for you! I love painting on shamanic drums and am happy to accept commissions. Please fill out the submission form so we can discuss your requirements.
Promotional Artwork for "The Visual Journey" workshop © Sharyn Turner 2016 - Acrylic on board
I wanted something "eye catching" (excuse the pun) for my shamanic art workshop and this seemed to fit the bill.
Ran's Daughter (Acrylic on Canvas) © Sharyn Turner 2016
In Norse mythology, Aegir and Ran, the God and Goddess of the sea, had nine daughters, nine being a sacred number in Northern European spirituality. This is a depiction of their youngest, Himinglava.
Loved in a Foreign Land (Acrylic on Canvas) © Sharyn Turner 2016
The second in my Tree Spirit series. The title is strangely topical. The Horse Chestnut tree is such a part of Britishness - children searching for the biggest, shiniest conkers, the very expressive falling leaves in the Autumn. It is a tree so very in tune with the cyclical nature of our seasons yet it is not native to this country having been introduced from Turkey in the late 16th century. I sense a certain sadness from this tree spirit but a true strength and purpose.
Twilight Messenger (Acrylic on canvas) © Sharyn Turner 2016
This was the first in my Tree Spirit series of healing paintings. Painted intutively, I had spent a lot of time connecting with the oak trees of Glastonbury. This painting was the result. I feel that this contains much healing energy.
Totems of Albion (Acrylic on canvas) © Sharyn Turner 2016
Inspired by the popularity of the piece I produced for my shamanic group, I decided to paint another animal medicine wheel but this time focusing on the larger totemic animals of Britain. Wanting to include those that are current as well as those of the past, sadly wiped out, we see the likes of Boar and Bear along with Otter, Stag and Badger. Our native wildlife is precious and through this painting I show my love and respect for them all.
Circle of Friends (Acrylic on canvas) © Sharyn Turner 2016
This was a piece I was told to paint by my animal spirit guide when I was doing my shamanic training. He told me to paint everyone's power animals. So here we see the "Circle of Friends".
Entangled - (Watercolour) © Sharyn Turner 2015
I took a walk one summer’s evening, winding my way along the lanes which hug Chalice Hill in my home town of Glastonbury. Dusk was pulling in, that liminal time where those things unseen can sometimes be glimpsed through the veil. An image came to me: three women, a trinity, their hair entwined and entangled. I began working on this piece not knowing who these women were but knowing that they were important. Over time, I have come to believe that they are, in fact, the Norns. This piece apears in the 2017 Earth Pathways Diary.
Wrapped in the Greenwood - (Watercolour) © Sharyn Turner 2015
This image came to me as a gift. I had a rare occasion where I woke naturally one morning, something which does not happen often for a mother of a young, early waking child. At that liminal point somewhere between waking consciousness and sleep, whilst in a hypnopompic state, I was given this image and a title – a pure gift from Spirit! I had no choice but to start drawing what I had been shown. A shamanic journey to discover the meaning of this spirit-gifted image told me more. We as humans have so much to fall back upon – our family, our friends, society and if it comes to it the welfare system. An owl in the wood has none of this – to the owl the wood is all; it is everything.
The Awakening - (Watercolour) © Sharyn Turner 2014
This piece was inspired by reading the definitive text "The Sun and the Serpent". She appears in the 2016 Earth Pathways Diary.
King of the Thicket - (Watercolour & Ink) © Sharyn Turner 2015
This character came through as a Guide and Messenger for my dear friend, Emerald
The Goddess and the Guardian - (Pen & Ink and Watercolour) © Sharyn Turner 2014
I often hear the tawny owls calling from nearby Chalice Hill at nightime. My Guide told me to paint this owl. However, it was only as the painting evolved that I suddenly noticed the face of the Goddess in the landscape.
The Last Leaves of Autumn - (Watercolour) © Sharyn Turner 2015
A tree spirit slumbers.
Cloud Dragon - (Pen & Ink and Watercolour) © Sharyn Turner 2014
One night before I went bed, I felt compelled to open the curtains and look outside. There, I saw the full moon, hanging bright and full in the southern sky above the Somerset Levels. And at that very moment, a perfect dragon shaped cloud drifted across the moon. I stood in awe knowing that this was a message.
At the next Shamanic Journey circle I went to in Glastonbury I asked a friend to journey for me on the message of this cloud dragon. She told me many wonderful and wise things and I was also told to make a painting of it. So I did and here it is!