Abstract painter Jeremy Annear refers to himself as a third generation Modernist, and his work is strongly influenced by the St Ives School, as well as Miro, Klee, Picasso and Braque. Purity of form, shape, pattern and powerful composition define his paintings, which respond directly to the land and seascape of West Cornwall, where he lives and works.
Jeremy was born in Exeter in 1949. In the late sixties he studied painting and printmaking at Exeter College of Art, and spent the seventies and eighties exploring his early language as a painter. In 1987 Jeremy moved to Cornwall to paint full time, where he became a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and the Penwith Society of Artists, and served on the council of management of Newlyn Gallery. In the early nineties he lived and worked in Germany, having been awarded a DAAD stipendium, and in 1993 he spent an extended period painting in Sydney in Australia. He formed the Cobalt Group in 1994 with artists Ralph Freeman, Roy Walker, Carole McDowell and Russ Hedges, and he was also a member of Group 10 which was started in 1999 by Bob Devereux of the Salt House Gallery, St Ives. Jeremy has exhibited widely in solo and mixed shows in the UK and abroad.