Jeremy Annear is a British Abstract Artist, born in Exeter in the UK in1949. He has been Represented by Messums London since 1996 where he has recently had a successful solo exhibition.
His family holidays were spent in Cornwall where he met and was influenced by artists and the vibrant and influential modernist arts community of the West Penwith in the 1950/60’s. From an early age he determined to be an artist. In the mid sixties he went to Exeter College of Art and it was at this time that he exhibited his first abstract paintings. Whilst raising a young family he taught art and pursued other ways to earn an income, but during this time he made his own work. In the mid 1980’s his work began to flourish and early signs of an assured ‘language ‘ of painting began to form, he also moved to Cornwall to paint full time.
Since these early days Jeremy has exhibited widely and regularly in solo and mixed shows in the Uk and abroad. During this time and for a decade or so, Jeremy was fully engaged in the cooperative community life of artists. He was an active committee member of the historic Newlyn and Penwith Society of Artists (1989-93) and sat on the Management Committee of the Newlyn Orion Gallery.
He formed the Cobalt Group (1994) with other contemporary artists Ralph Freeman, Roy Walker, Carole McDowel, Russ Hedges and occasional invited artist,to work cooperatively and experimentally. He was also a member of Group10 (1999) which was started by the legendary Bob Devereux of the Salt House Gallery St Ives.