Dean Leroy Turner is an award winning Australian artist and musician from the Gold Coast, Queensland, originally born at Kelowna, Canada but grew up in southern suburbs of Sydney.
Dean has won a number of prestigious awards for his fine art including First Prize at the Darcy Doyle Portrait Prize (2013) for ‘Vinne’ (acrylic on canvas) and The People’s Choice Award for Royal Queensland Art Society (2014) for ‘Heaven Can Wait’ (acrylic on canvas)..
Dean Turner’s creative skills as an artist have taken him all over the world where he has consulted with large, multinational companies including, Warner Brothers, Movie World, Dreamworld, Aussie World, Kool Kids Kindys, Gold Coast City Council, Treasury Casino and Art Now Studios in Australia, Italy, England, Fiji and the Ukraine.
He is known for his speed and brush ability when applying his skills to wall murals, illustrations and fine art for private commissions and scenic art for major film and Television productions such as on the Big Brother TV series (the original on the national network channel Ten) Australia, feature movies such as Fool’s Gold (2008) and Daybreakers (2008) to name just a few.
Dean has recently along with his wife Mary started their own home wares, giftware and 3D boxed framed artworks business called Raw Treasures. Raw Treasures sells their unique range of products via their shop and website to the general public.
We combine the raw elements of sea and earth for you to enjoy. All of our collections are uniquely designed and individually hand made. Our products represent the excellence we at Raw Treasures enthusiastically strive for.
Founded in 2011 Raw Treasures brings it’s own style of uniquely designed, hand-made home décor, artworks, jewellery and gift ware that encompass a timeless style, transcending passing fashions and incorporating the raw elements of our natural world.
Raw Treasures was founded by husband and wife team Mary and Dean Turner. They draw much inspiration from the beautiful Gold Coast, it’s beaches and world famous surf. Their love of this beautiful part of the world as well as their genuine enthusiasm for the arts and crafts prompted them to create Raw Treasures, a natural progression for the couple.
Dean Turner is internationally recognised as an award winning artist and he creates the original artwork seen in the Raw Treasures collections. Mary utilised her creative flair and passion to individually design all of Raw Treasures pieces and collections.
After beginnings at local markets throughout the Gold Coast, Raw Treasures has firmly established itself amongst retailers, interior designers and consumers alike as a creative, unique brand with a natural raw vibe.
We enjoy every bit of what we do and are continually sourcing unique materials, beautiful textures and inspirational colours to add to our collection and deliver to you our personal Raw Treasures style…”