Jo Beer


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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.



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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.

I am currently working on a series of portraits for a solo exhibition. 'On The Face Of It' will be a collection of anonymous portraits, the title refers to the way that we pass judgement on something at first glance, and that our opinion can change if we take the time to look a little closer.

On The Face Of It can be seen from early Oct 2019, TRP Gallery, Plymouth, Devon. UK



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

2019 JunSteve - Two Steve's Present... We're Not Really Sure, Tavistock Wharf.
2018 OctJo & Steve - Stand Out, Studio 102
2018 OctSteve - Polluted Postcards, Devonport Guildhall.
2018 SeptSteve - Two Steve's Present... The Butcher's Shop, Nudge Community, Plymouth.
2018 JulSteve - Absurdite Parfait, Studio 102
2018 JulSteve - Artmazing, Powderham Castle, Exeter.
2018 AprJo & Steve - Celebrating Life, Harbour House, Kingsbridge.
2018 MarJo & Steve - Artbox, New York, video exhibition
2018 MarSteve - WooHoo, Exmouth
2017 OctSteve - Geometrics Plus at Ashtorre Rock
2017 JulyJo - Strings of Theories group exhibition, Cube 3, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth
2017 Feb - MarSteve - Devonport Live group exhibition
2016 NovSteve - Art on the Edge - Red Pod Studios, group exhibition.
2016 Oct - NovSteve - Yellow - Harbour House, Kingsbridge, group exhibition.
2016 Aug - NovJo - Fleshy - Theatre Royal Plymouth
2016 JulSteve - Devonport Live group exhibition, Plymouth.
2016 JulSteve - Studio 102 Group Exhibition, Plymouth.
2015 Jul - AugSteve - Ashtorre Rock Cafe Gallery. Geometrics - solo exhibition.
2014 Sep - NovJo - Theatre Royal Plymouth. City of Plymouth Adorned - solo exhibition.
2013 Jun - AugJo - In Bloom - Group Exhibition, Redearth Art Gallery, Tiverton, Devon.
2013 JunJo & 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 - JunJo - Versions of You @ The Brighton Fringe Festival, Milk No Sugar Gallery Cafe, Brighton.
2013 FebJo & Steve - Trerise Gallery, Plymouth, group show.
2012 NovJo - Trerise Gallery, Plymouth. Jo takes first prize with "Slice of Phoebe" portrait - Open Art Competition.
2012 Jun - JulSteve - Ashtorre Rock, Saltash, Cornwall. Collage & digital photography, solo exhibition.
2012 May - JunJo - Ashtorre Rock, Saltash, Cornwall. Solo exhibition.
2011 DecJo & Steve - Saltash Library, Cornwall.
2009 AprJo - Artstyle - Cotehelle House, Cornwall, group show.
2008 NovJo & Steve - Drawn To The Valley at Mount Edgecumbe, Cornwall. Floral paintings & photography.
2008 AugJo & Steve - Upton Cross, Cornwall. Floral paintings & photography, group exhibition.
2008 AprJo & Steve - Saltash Library, Cornwall. Joint exhibition of Floral paintings and photography.
2005 AugJo - Portraits - Stuart House, Liskearde, Cornwall.
1999Jo - Portraits - Liskearde, Cornwall, group exhibition.
1997Steve - Start Moving Image Festival, Plymouth. Split screened.
1997Steve - Tavistock Wharf, Cornwall. Abstracts in the Landscape - solo b&w photography exhibition.
1996Steve - Start Moving Image Festival, Plymouth Arts Centre. My Imaginary Friend screened.
1994Jo - Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Portraits and Abstracts - joint exhibition with twin sister Nicky.
1993 FebSteve - Start Moving Image Festival, Plymouth Arts Centre. Room 2 & Paris 92 screened.