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The Wars of the Roses

The Medieval Art of Graham Turner

Since first being inspired by a visit to Bosworth battlefield nearly 30 years ago, the Wars of the Roses has been a central theme in Graham Turner's artistic career, his paintings and prints prized by historians and collectors for their meticulously researched attention to detail, combined with dramatic and atmospheric compositions, which bring to life this fascinating, dynamic and colourful but turbulent period of history.

Graham has devoted his efforts over a number of years to bringing you this volume, a collection of over 120 of his paintings and drawings, many newly created, with supplementary images and a comprehensive and fascinating text that illuminates the complex, shifting course of events and the people who lived their lives through this tumultuous time.

Books purchased through Studio 88 will be SIGNED by GRAHAM TURNER - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Hardback, 288 pages, 312 x 240mm - £35

Some of the new paintings have already been revealed (and many sold), but there are others that will also be unveiled here as the publication date approaches. Prints are also available.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS for details of original paintings, prints and cards.

Wars of the Roses book
EndorsementWe already know the high artistic skills and powerful imagination of Graham Turner. In this book he has also shown himself a skilful historian, drawing on wide reading and careful attention to sources.

His book is beautifully illustrated by his own work along with well chosen photographs of objects, sites and manuscripts. But it also gives us a carefully researched narrative and analysis of the Wars of the Roses which is eminently readable.

In short this is a unique and compelling book. Visually fabulous - no other word for it. A must have book for anyone interested in this period. An amazing achievement.

Professor Anne Curry

Graham Turner will be speaking at the Chalke Valley History Festival on Thursday 27th June 2024 at 6pm, and after the talk he will be signing copies of his book in the Waterstones bookshop on site.

The Chalke Valley History Festival runs from 24th-30th June 2024 - full details on their website -

Graham will once again be holding an exhibition of his medieval art at the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, where he has been exhibiting his work since 1996.

As usual Graham's exhibition will feature a selection of his original paintings, plus Studio 88's range of medieval prints and cards reproduced from his work, and this year we will also have copies of his new book THE WARS OF THE ROSES: The Medieval Art of Graham Turner available. Graham will be present throughout the weekend and will be happy to talk about his work and sign books and prints.

For more details about the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, see their website -

Graham has provided a painting for the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival poster every year since he first exhibited there in 1996. The painting for this year's poster can be seen on the right, showing Edward, Prince of Wales and Lord Wenlock.The original painting is now available for sale - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Exhibition of Medieval paintings and prints by Graham Turner at Tewkesbury
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'Be of good comfort and dread not'

Edward, Earl of March - soon to be King Edward IV - calms and inspires his army as they marvel at the sight of three suns on the frosty morning before battle at Mortimer's Cross in February 1461.

Graham Turner's oil painting captures the tension and atmosphere of this pivotal moment in history, heightened by the dramatic light illuminating the scene by this rare meteorological phenomenon known as a parhelion.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS of this stunning painting. Prints are also available.

At the Guild of Aviation Artists 2023 Aviation Painting of the Year exhibition, held at Duxford, Graham Turner's paintings won two awards - the Best First World War Aviation Picture award, sponsored by the Great War Aviation Society, for Letord Artillery Spotting, and the Hawker Siddeley Trophy for the best work in gouache for The SE5 Proves its Worth.

For details of these and all his available original aviation paintings CLICK HERE

On 4th May 2021, the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Tewkesbury, the Royal Mail issued a set of eight stamps commemorating the Wars of the Roses, each one featuring one of Graham Turner's paintings. Graham is delighted - and honoured - that his work was chosen for this prestigious project, and the recognition it confers of his dedication over the past twenty-five years in bringing to life this turbulent period in history with his carefully researched paintings.

The battles featured are ST. ALBANS 1455, NORTHAMPTON 1460, WAKEFIELD 1460, TOWTON 1461, EDGCOTE 1469, BARNET 1471, TEWKESBURY 1471, and BOSWORTH 1485.

Details of the stamp issue can be found on the Royal Mail Website -
Wars of the Roses Stamps image

All eight of the paintings featured on the stamps are available as Prints, some on canvas, and Bosworth, Tewkesbury and St. Albans are also available as Greeting Cards.

If you click on the titles of each of the battles listed above the image of the stamps, you will be taken to the relevant section of our website. Alternatively CLICK HERE TO BROWSE THE WHOLE COLLECTION.

Celebrating a unique pictorial record of over half a century of Motor Racing

Michael Turner published his first set of Studio 88 motor sport Christmas cards back in 1963, and has produced a new set every year since, capturing the highlights of that year's season and creating a unique pictorial record of over half a century of motor racing with almost three hundred paintings, recording the spectacle, the drama and excitement of the sport that has inspired him through so many different eras.

Michael was tempted to end this amazing run with the 50th set of cards in 2012, but decided he wasn't quite ready to finish something that has been part of his life for so long. However, we have now reached the point where several factors, including his own busy schedule, mean that he has regretfully decided that the time to finish is now upon us, so we are sorry to announce that the 2016 set of cards will have been the last, and there will not be a new set of cards for 2017.

The cards have been collected for Michael's art as much as for use as cards, and are prized by collectors of these significant works - some of whom have been returning to buy the latest set annually since the very earliest years.

We're celebrating this amazing collection of motor racing art by showing all of the paintings here on the Studio 88 website. Some of the cards are still available, including not just those from more recent years but also some of the earlier examples - CLICK HERE to see images and details of all the cards, including ordering information for those we have available. Larger prints of some of these paintings are also available.

Grand Prix Christmas cards
Michael Turner has travelled the globe to follow and paint the sport he loves since the 1950s. This passion and first-hand experience sets his work apart; the drama and excitement of racing cars driven on the limit, the atmosphere, the settings, all captured in his evocative paintings.


Although he has decided to discontinue the annual set of cards, Michael was keen to create at least one painting to mark the 2017 Formula 1 season, and the result is this typically exciting image of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. This new painting is now available as a high quality artist signed giclée print, in a choice of sizes - CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

Michael Turner
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Graham Turner's Facebook page now has over 35,000 followers.

CLICK HERE to take a look at Graham's Facebook page and 'follow' it to receive news and updates about his work.

Recently unveiled on his Facebook page is Graham Turner's latest Wars of the Roses canvas, 'The Sun in Splendour'. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS of the original painting and the prints reproduced from it.
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