Jeremy Annear's work is now collected worldwide showing in many public and private collections.  He has been extensively reviewed and written about by leading art critics and historians including Ian Collins, Andrew Lambirth, Norbert Lynton, John Russel Taylor and Sandy Mallet.


Jeremy Annear is a British Abstract Artist, born in Exeter U.K. in 1949 . He has been Represented by Messums London since 1996 for the past twenty years.

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, early signs of an assured ‘language’ of painting began to form. This coincided with moving 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 where they occasionally invited other artists to work cooperatively and experimentally. Annear was also a member of ‘Group10’ (1999) which was started by the legendary Bob Devereux of the Salt House Gallery St Ives.

Jeremy Annear has always enjoyed working closely with musicians and writers and has also made his own sound installations.

For several years he headed up artsound.com, (2006-10) with composer Jim Aitchison, an interdisciplinary and experimental series of workshops with artists film makers and musicians to explore the links that existed or might be developed between these disciplines particularly in the area of conceptual site specific installation and performance.

Jeremy continues to work closely with,"International Musicians’ Seminars" showing a deep commitment to helping raise money for this organisation by taking part in various Charity events.(2014-2017)

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2018 Essay by Sandy Mallet

2016 Essay by Andrew Lambirth

2016 JA Solo DYCA

2013 Essay by Andrew Lambirth

2011 Essay by Andrew Lambirth

2010 Forward by Dr.J.Hamilton

Artairos collection