Jo Beer

About the artist

Beer, Jo & Stephen
Beer, Jo & Stephen
Beer, Jo & Stephen

Paint, Drawing, Photography


Ashtorre Rock, Saltash
Milk No Sugar, Brighton
redearth gallery, Bickleigh
Theatre Royal Gallery, Plymouth
Panache Gallery, Kingsand
Gallery on the Hoe, Plymouth
Kaya Gallery, Plymouth
Harbour House, Kingsbridge
Devonport Live, Plymouth
Ocean, Exmouth
Harbour House, Kingsbridge
Powderham Castle, Exeter
Studio 102, Plymouth
The Clipper Inn, Plymouth


Jo and Steve work from their home in Cornwall, producing work independently and together.

Jo's focus is figurative while Steve's work is more abstract and conceptual. We are happy to accept commissions.



email       t 01752 845650

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Jo Beer

I am a figurative painter based in Cornwall.

Following a series of contemporary florals, my work is now predominantly figurative.People are so diverse...there's no such thing as an ordinary person...eveyone is extraordinary in some way. Be it their style, their attitudes, their character, their features, everybody has an attribute that for whatever reason makes them stand out from the next person.

I  like to illustrate some of that detail, sometimes conventionally, sometimes unconventionally with a more abstract view.

Always in oil paint, I like the silky fluidity, the aromas of the process, the beautiful tones that suit my work.

Since studying under Vincent Wilson ( Newlyn Art Movement) I am self developed.I have exhibited in Southwest UK, Southeast as well as internationally within online exhibitions and am represented by Saatchiart, Artfinder, Zatista and Kaya Gallery ( Plymouth).

I have twice featured in Sky Art's Portrait Artist of the Year, with my painting from the first series ( Not Pretty But Pretty Honest) being chosen as one of the images used over and over in the installation piece of a huge Mona Lisa on Clapham Common, London, which remained in situ for some months. For the current series (2016 but aired 2017) I had to paint actress Parminder Nagra. Parminder chose my portrait to take back to Los Angeles with her.

September 2017 Artfinder artist of the week.

Painting is a joy, I cannot think of a better way to spend solitary time.Thank you for taking the time to have a look.

I am very happy to undertake commissions.

Tel 01752 845650


Stephen Beer

I began as a self taught experimental film maker, influenced by the home movies of Derek Jarman and Elliott Bristow. My early photographic work was influenced by a variety of people including Andre Kertesz, Duane Michals, Diane Arbus, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Helmut Newton. I studied Design and Photography at Falmouth School of Art & Design in the early 90s, and then PhotoMedia at Plymouth College of Art. I have worked in art and media education and now, in my fifties, I find myself returning to more experimental pieces drawing on a wealth of influences.

I hope you enjoy my work.

email      Tel : 01752 845650 / 07775 082046


Exhibition History

2018 Oct  Jo & Steve - Stand Out, Studio 102
2018 Oct  Steve - Polluted Postcards, Devonport Guildhall.
2018 Sept  Steve - The Butcher's Shop, Nudge Community, Plymouth.
2018 Jul  Steve - Absurdite Parfait, Studio 102
2018 Jul  Steve - Artmazing, Powderham Castle, Exeter.
2018 Apr  Jo & Steve - Celebrating Life, Harbour House, Kingsbridge.
2018 Mar  Jo & Steve - Artbox, New York, video exhibition
2018 Mar  Steve - WooHoo, Exmouth
2017 Oct  Steve - Geometrics Plus at Ashtorre Rock
2017 July  Jo - Strings of Theories group exhibition, Cube 3, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth
2017 Feb - Mar  Steve - Devonport Live group exhibition
2016 Nov  Steve - Art on the Edge - Red Pod Studios, group exhibition.
2016 Oct - Nov  Steve - Yellow - Harbour House, Kingsbridge, group exhibition.
2016 Aug - Nov  Jo - Fleshy - Theatre Royal Plymouth
2016 Jul  Steve - Devonport Live group exhibition, Plymouth.
2016 Jul  Steve - Studio 102 Group Exhibition, Plymouth.
2015 Jul - Aug  Steve - Ashtorre Rock Cafe Gallery. Geometrics - solo exhibition.
2014 Sep - Nov  Jo - Theatre Royal Plymouth. City of Plymouth Adorned - solo exhibition.
2013 Jun - Aug  Jo - In Bloom - Group Exhibition, Redearth Art Gallery, Tiverton, Devon.
2013 Jun  Jo & Steve - The Saltash Ferryman Sculpture unveiled in Saltash, Cornwall - We are part of the team that create a Heritage Lottery Funded public sculpture to conserve the history of the ferry that crossed the Tamar at Saltash for over 900 years.
2013 May - Jun  Jo - Versions of You @ The Brighton Fringe Festival, Milk No Sugar Gallery Cafe, Brighton.
2013 Feb  Jo & Steve - Trerise Gallery, Plymouth, group show.
2012 Nov  Jo - Trerise Gallery, Plymouth. Jo takes first prize with "Slice of Phoebe" portrait - Open Art Competition.
2012 Jun - Jul  Steve - Ashtorre Rock, Saltash, Cornwall. Collage & digital photography, solo exhibition.
2012 May - Jun  Jo - Ashtorre Rock, Saltash, Cornwall. Solo exhibition.
2011 Dec  Jo & Steve - Saltash Library, Cornwall.
2009 Apr  Jo - Artstyle - Cotehelle House, Cornwall, group show.
2008 Nov  Jo & Steve - Drawn To The Valley at Mount Edgecumbe, Cornwall. Floral paintings & photography.
2008 Aug  Jo & Steve - Upton Cross, Cornwall. Floral paintings & photography, group exhibition.
2008 Apr  Jo & Steve - Saltash Library, Cornwall. Joint exhibition of Floral paintings and photography.
2005 Aug  Jo - Portraits - Stuart House, Liskearde, Cornwall.
1999  Jo - Portraits - Liskearde, Cornwall, group exhibition.
1997  Steve - Start Moving Image Festival, Plymouth. Split screened.
1997  Steve - Tavistock Wharf, Cornwall. Abstracts in the Landscape - solo b&w photography exhibition.
1996  Steve - Start Moving Image Festival, Plymouth Arts Centre. My Imaginary Friend screened.
1994  Jo - Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Portraits and Abstracts - joint exhibition with twin sister Nicky.
1993 Feb  Steve - Start Moving Image Festival, Plymouth Arts Centre. Room 2 & Paris 92 screened.