Artist Jo Beer 




I am based in Cornwall, UK. I was taught at ‘ A’ Level by Newlyn School Artist Vincent Wilson . My work has self developed since. My work is predominantly figurative

The wonderful about people is there is no such thing as an ordinary person…. everyone is extraordinary in their own way . I love the quirks that make someone stand out from the next person . I love details, be it fabrics,patterns,styles, scars or blemishes ,folds,creases and skin tones .

I paint with oils as they have wonderful silky fluidity that suit my work . I like to use fairly broad brush strokes and keep areas of tone defined rather than blended .it seems more descriptive , fresh and expressive .

I have twice featured on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year with one of my images ( not pretty but pretty honest )  being selected with a huge installation of a portrait of the Mona Lisa over Clapham Common , London following series one , with Parminder Nagra choosing to take home my portrait of her in the second series .

I have exhibited extensively in the South West both with Solo Exhibitions and with Collectives . As well as producing work to sell through galleries, I also regularly paint private  commissions and always  pleased to discuss. requests and ideas.

Exhibition History 

2020  Into the Light , Plymouth , UK 

2019   On the Face of it , Solo Show, TRP,UK

2018  Atelier an Der Donau, YBBS , Austria Residency 

           Future Pathways ,Cube 3 , Gallery,Plymouth, UK 

           Celebrate Life, The Harbour House,Kingsbridge,Devon,UK

2017  String of Theories , Cube 3 ,Gallery, UK 

2016 Fleshy Solo Exhibition ,Theatre Royal ,Plymouth , UK  

           Forms of Consciousness ,Cube Gallery , Devon

2015  Unconscious Dialogue , Cube 3 ,Gallery , Plymouth 

            Portraiture Juried Exhibition ,Linus Gallery, Pasadena,CA

2014   Plymouth Adorned ,Theatre Royal Gallery ,Devon,

             Solo Exhibition 

2013    Featured in Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 

              In Blooms , Rearth Gallery,Bickleigh,Devon  

              The Saltash Ferrymen Unveiled . Jo is part of a team that

              created a  publicly funded  Sculpture to conserve the

              history of the Ferry  that crossed the Tamar at Saltash for

             over 900 years .

   Versions of You , Milk ,No Sugar , Brighton Fringe

            Festival. UK .

Trerise Gallery Plymouth l

2012  Trerise Gallery , Open Art Exhibition 

            Jo takes first prize with Slice of Phoebe Portrait 

             Ashtorre Rock , Cornwall 

 2011    Saltash Libary , Cornwall

2009    Artstyle Show, Cotehele House , Cornwall

2008    Drawn to the Valley,Group Exhibition, Mount

              Edgecumbe , Cornwall 

 Upton Cross Open Art Show

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