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Jo Beer

Joined Artfinder: May 2015

Artworks for sale: 153

(21)

United Kingdom

About Jo Beer

 
Professional Plan
 
  • Biography
    NOW AVAILABLE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS...CELEBRITY PORTRAITS ( see shop for details)
    I am a figurative painter based in Cornwall. 
    People are amazing, there is no such thing as an ordinary person...everyone is extraordinary in their own way, and they all have something about them that makes them stand out from the next person.

    I love detail...be it textures, intricate patterns of clothing, tattoos, piercings....or the folds, curves,creases, blemishes on a nude. I like to use broad brush strokes and keep the areas of tone / colour defined rather than blend, it seems more descriptive somehow, and expressive. 



    .


    I paint in oil, I love the fluidity, richness of tone...and the smell.


    I exhibit regularly in Southwest UK, and have twice featured on Sky Art's 'Portrait Artist of the Year', with actor Parminder Nagra choosing my portrait to take home with her to Los Angeles. 

    A lot of my sales come from private commissions, some of which are quite unusual. I am not able to feature all of these within my shop front but a selection are visible in my 'me at work' pages. I enjoy commissions, and am very happy to discuss ideas/ requests. 


  • Links
  • Education

    1979 - 1986

    Saltash Comprehensive School

  • Awards

    2013

    Sky Arts Portrait Artist of The Year

    I was a finalist in this televised programme on Sky Arts, hosted by Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell. Sadly, I did not reach final selection but was proud to have been a finalist from 1800 entries. The experience was invaluable, a great opportunity to meet other artists and study their processes.

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    2012

    Trerise Gallery Open Art Competition - winner.

    I won this award with a portrait of my beautiful daughter Phoebe playing with her cookie phone. A portrait of my father was also shortlisted.
    Phoebe's portrait was also recently chosen to feature in an exhibition 'Portraiture' in Linus Gallery, Pasadena, California.
  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

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    Previous events

    Event: Future Pathways

    Dates: July 10, 2018 - Aug. 13, 2018

    Venue: Cube 3 Gallery, Portland Square, Plymouth, Devon. UK

    I am invited every year to feature alongside Group 21 Artists in this venue set within Plymouth University.

    This exhibition will showcase various disiplines/ mediums by professional artists and new art graduates.

    Event: Celebrate Life

    Dates: April 19, 2018 - May 2, 2018

    Venue: The Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon

    Group exhibition by Hocking Hill Art Group (of which I am a member)
    An eclectic assortment of artists, styles disiplines....something for everyone in this lovely gallery in the South Hams, Devon.

    Event: Rhizome Collective

    Dates: Sept. 22, 2017 - Oct. 20, 2017

    Venue: Rhizome, Union Street, Plymouth,Devon.UK

    Part of Plymouth Art Weekender, I will be featured alongside Group 21 Artists, Rhizome Art Group and newly graduated University students in Rhizome, Union Street, Plymouth from 22 September 2017 for four weeks.

    Event: Strings of Theories

    Dates: July 13, 2017 - Aug. 10, 2017

    Venue: Cube3 Gallery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth,Devon.UK

    I am invited to exhibit alongside an art collective 'Group 21' for this show.

    An eclectic mix of abstract, figurative work, textiles, sculpture at this lovely gallery nestled within the Post Grad Med Centre on the campus of Plymouth University.

    Event: Fleshy

    Dates: Aug. 9, 2016 - Nov. 19, 2016

    Venue: Theatre Royal Gallery, Plymouth, Devon.UK

    A collection of works ( 17 oil paintings, 5 charcoals) celebrating human flesh.
    Regardless of age, size, colour or shape, our bodies are beautiful things.
    My last solo show had the theme of adornment...things that we add to ourselves in order to illustrate status, belief, style, culture, honour. So, I thought I would go as far away from that as possible- have everyone totally unadorned and stripped bare, moving the focus to wonderful tones, creases, folds and curves.

    Event: Unconscious Dialogue

    Dates: July 4, 2015 - Aug. 15, 2015

    Venue: Cube3 Gallery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth,Devon.UK

    A group exhibition exploring the theme on unconscious dialogue- open for interpretation and artistic licence!

    Event: Portraiture

    Dates: April 9, 2015 - May 9, 2015

    Venue: Linus Gallery, Pasadena, California,USA

    This was a juried exhibition. I was thrilled to be the only work chosen which represented the UK

    Event: City of Plymouth Adorned

    Dates: Sept. 9, 2014 - Nov. 11, 2014

    Venue: Theatre Royal Gallery, Plymouth, Devon.UK

    'Adorned' was my first solo show. It featured 20 portraits of local people to illustrate how the theme of adornment can demonstrate a person's style, belief/religion,honour,achievement,status,ethnicity/culture. It was very well received.

    Event: In Bloom

    Dates: June 19, 2013 - Aug. 3, 2013

    Venue: Redearth Gallery, Tiverton, Devon.UK

    In Bloom was a floral exhibition, a group show of local artists .

    Event: The Ferryman

    Dates: June 1, 2013 - June 2, 2013

    Venue: Saltash Waterfront, Saltash, Cornwall.UK

    I was part of a group of artists commissioned to create etched brass panels for a sculture of the Saltash ferryman. This was a lottery funded Heritage Art project and the piece has a permanent site at Saltash waterfront.

    Event: Versions Of You

    Dates: May 4, 2013 - June 4, 2013

    Venue: Milk No Sugar, Brighton, Sussex. UK

    I was one of six artists ( only three from UK) commissioned to paint an image of human rights lawyer Madeleine Bridget. We were all given the same image produce a portarit from, we had no idea that it was Madeleine herself as none of us had ever met her, this was deliberate. She wanted to show how we all have different perceptions of people at first sight. It was a very interesting project.
    Madeleine's passion is in the protection and defense of young people affected by ritualistic abuse.

    Event: Us

    Dates: Nov. 3, 2012 - Nov. 17, 2012

    Venue: Trerise Gallery, Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth,Devon.UK

    a joint exhibition of mine and my husband Steve's work.

    Event: People

    Dates: May 5, 2012 - June 2, 2012

    Venue: Ashtorre Rock, Sltash, Cornwall.UK

    a selection of my new figurative paintings.

    Event: Works

    Dates: Dec. 3, 2011 - Jan. 7, 2012

    Venue: Library Gallery, Saltash,Cornwall.UK

    Joint exhibition of new works with my husband Steve.

    Event: Artstyle

    Dates: April 4, 2009 - May 2, 2009

    Venue: Cotehele House, St Dominic, Cornwall.UK

    A show to demonstrate that art can decorate a room, with various artforms and mediums. My florals featured in this show.

    Event: Drawn To The Valley

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2008 - Nov. 29, 2008

    Venue: Mt Edgecumbe House, Mt Edgecumbe,Cornwall.UK

    group show featuring selected works by the Drawn To The Valley art group- a group of atrists from the Tamar Valley, Cornwall.

Professional Plan

Links


Education

1979 - 1986

Saltash Comprehensive School


Awards

2013

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of The Year

I was a finalist in this televised programme on Sky Arts, hosted by Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell. Sadly, I did not reach final selection but was proud to have been a finalist from 1800 entries. The experience was invaluable, a great opportunity to meet other artists and study their processes.

Show more awardsHide

2012

Trerise Gallery Open Art Competition - winner.

I won this award with a portrait of my beautiful daughter Phoebe playing with her cookie phone. A portrait of my father was also shortlisted.
Phoebe's portrait was also recently chosen to feature in an exhibition 'Portraiture' in Linus Gallery, Pasadena, California.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Future Pathways

Dates: July 10, 2018 - Aug. 13, 2018

Venue: Cube 3 Gallery, Portland Square, Plymouth, Devon. UK

I am invited every year to feature alongside Group 21 Artists in this venue set within Plymouth University.

This exhibition will showcase various disiplines/ mediums by professional artists and new art graduates.

Event: Celebrate Life

Dates: April 19, 2018 - May 2, 2018

Venue: The Harbour House, Kingsbridge, Devon

Group exhibition by Hocking Hill Art Group (of which I am a member)
An eclectic assortment of artists, styles disiplines....something for everyone in this lovely gallery in the South Hams, Devon.

Event: Rhizome Collective

Dates: Sept. 22, 2017 - Oct. 20, 2017

Venue: Rhizome, Union Street, Plymouth,Devon.UK

Part of Plymouth Art Weekender, I will be featured alongside Group 21 Artists, Rhizome Art Group and newly graduated University students in Rhizome, Union Street, Plymouth from 22 September 2017 for four weeks.

Event: Strings of Theories

Dates: July 13, 2017 - Aug. 10, 2017

Venue: Cube3 Gallery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth,Devon.UK

I am invited to exhibit alongside an art collective 'Group 21' for this show.

An eclectic mix of abstract, figurative work, textiles, sculpture at this lovely gallery nestled within the Post Grad Med Centre on the campus of Plymouth University.

Event: Fleshy

Dates: Aug. 9, 2016 - Nov. 19, 2016

Venue: Theatre Royal Gallery, Plymouth, Devon.UK

A collection of works ( 17 oil paintings, 5 charcoals) celebrating human flesh.
Regardless of age, size, colour or shape, our bodies are beautiful things.
My last solo show had the theme of adornment...things that we add to ourselves in order to illustrate status, belief, style, culture, honour. So, I thought I would go as far away from that as possible- have everyone totally unadorned and stripped bare, moving the focus to wonderful tones, creases, folds and curves.

Event: Unconscious Dialogue

Dates: July 4, 2015 - Aug. 15, 2015

Venue: Cube3 Gallery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth,Devon.UK

A group exhibition exploring the theme on unconscious dialogue- open for interpretation and artistic licence!

Event: Portraiture

Dates: April 9, 2015 - May 9, 2015

Venue: Linus Gallery, Pasadena, California,USA

This was a juried exhibition. I was thrilled to be the only work chosen which represented the UK

Event: City of Plymouth Adorned

Dates: Sept. 9, 2014 - Nov. 11, 2014

Venue: Theatre Royal Gallery, Plymouth, Devon.UK

'Adorned' was my first solo show. It featured 20 portraits of local people to illustrate how the theme of adornment can demonstrate a person's style, belief/religion,honour,achievement,status,ethnicity/culture. It was very well received.

Event: In Bloom

Dates: June 19, 2013 - Aug. 3, 2013

Venue: Redearth Gallery, Tiverton, Devon.UK

In Bloom was a floral exhibition, a group show of local artists .

Event: The Ferryman

Dates: June 1, 2013 - June 2, 2013

Venue: Saltash Waterfront, Saltash, Cornwall.UK

I was part of a group of artists commissioned to create etched brass panels for a sculture of the Saltash ferryman. This was a lottery funded Heritage Art project and the piece has a permanent site at Saltash waterfront.

Event: Versions Of You

Dates: May 4, 2013 - June 4, 2013

Venue: Milk No Sugar, Brighton, Sussex. UK

I was one of six artists ( only three from UK) commissioned to paint an image of human rights lawyer Madeleine Bridget. We were all given the same image produce a portarit from, we had no idea that it was Madeleine herself as none of us had ever met her, this was deliberate. She wanted to show how we all have different perceptions of people at first sight. It was a very interesting project.
Madeleine's passion is in the protection and defense of young people affected by ritualistic abuse.

Event: Us

Dates: Nov. 3, 2012 - Nov. 17, 2012

Venue: Trerise Gallery, Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth,Devon.UK

a joint exhibition of mine and my husband Steve's work.

Event: People

Dates: May 5, 2012 - June 2, 2012

Venue: Ashtorre Rock, Sltash, Cornwall.UK

a selection of my new figurative paintings.

Event: Works

Dates: Dec. 3, 2011 - Jan. 7, 2012

Venue: Library Gallery, Saltash,Cornwall.UK

Joint exhibition of new works with my husband Steve.

Event: Artstyle

Dates: April 4, 2009 - May 2, 2009

Venue: Cotehele House, St Dominic, Cornwall.UK

A show to demonstrate that art can decorate a room, with various artforms and mediums. My florals featured in this show.

Event: Drawn To The Valley

Dates: Nov. 1, 2008 - Nov. 29, 2008

Venue: Mt Edgecumbe House, Mt Edgecumbe,Cornwall.UK

group show featuring selected works by the Drawn To The Valley art group- a group of atrists from the Tamar Valley, Cornwall.


 

Biography

NOW AVAILABLE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS...CELEBRITY PORTRAITS ( see shop for details)
I am a figurative painter based in Cornwall. 
People are amazing, there is no such thing as an ordinary person...everyone is extraordinary in their own way, and they all have something about them that makes them stand out from the next person.

I love detail...be it textures, intricate patterns of clothing, tattoos, piercings....or the folds, curves,creases, blemishes on a nude. I like to use broad brush strokes and keep the areas of tone / colour defined rather than blend, it seems more descriptive somehow, and expressive. 



.


I paint in oil, I love the fluidity, richness of tone...and the smell.


I exhibit regularly in Southwest UK, and have twice featured on Sky Art's 'Portrait Artist of the Year', with actor Parminder Nagra choosing my portrait to take home with her to Los Angeles. 

A lot of my sales come from private commissions, some of which are quite unusual. I am not able to feature all of these within my shop front but a selection are visible in my 'me at work' pages. I enjoy commissions, and am very happy to discuss ideas/ requests. 


 
 
 
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