The Art of Joanne Short
Joanne Short, elected member of the acclaimed Newlyn Society of Artists, is one of Cornwall's best known and widely collected contemporary artists. Having exhibited in Cornwall, London and Europe for more than 30 years the artist has an enviable reputation for her exquisite colourist oil paintings. In recent years she has also applied her work to ceramics, limited editions prints and a range of art posters. We represent all of Joanne Short's work at the gallery and are proud to be able to exhibit one of the UK's most accomplished painters.
- ▼Introduction to Cornish Artist Joanne Short (born 1967)
- Joanne Short continues to produce stunning colourist oil paintings of Cornwall. As one of the elite Newlyn Society of Artists she has gained a huge following over the past thirty years of exhibiting in Cornwall, London and Monaco.
"I like to think that my paintings reveal a moment of calm and tranquility amidst a hectic world; something to remind us of our holidays and rare moments of relaxation.” Joanne Short.
Joanne Short is one of Cornwall's most established artists & her paintings are truly unique in their style and construction. They bring to us a strong but gentle view of her world and focus on the beauty, pattern and life that is found in the landscape. She featured in the ITV series 'The Painted Garden' and many collectors marvelled at the way she confidently commits paint to her canvas en plein-air.
In 2012 Joanne Short was selected as a featured artist for the official Falmouth 'Splash' banner which is on public display in the town.
In 2013 Truro City Council in Cornwall commissioned Joanne Short to paint a special painting to be featured on the official Truro City Guide.
Joanne Short has thousands of collectors all over the world and her work hangs in many important private art collections including those of Toyah Willcox and Alan Titchmarsh MBE.
Did you know?
• Joanne's paintings have appeared in many magazines including Country Living, Elle, Elle Decoration, Vogue, The World of Interiors and Arts Review.
• Joanne Short has been the artist in residence for the Tresco Estate, National Trust St Michael's Mount and the Giardni Hanbury in Italy.
• Joanne's paintings are part of the public collection of art at Truro City Council and Falmouth Art Gallery in Cornwall.
• Joanne Short studied in Italy for her fine arts degree. She had to learn the Italian name for every bone in the human body as part of her life drawing classes.
“Your fantastic paintings not only brought the apartment to life, but also put the energy of the Riviera indoors!”
"They have that rare quality of being able to transport me to those magical Cornish places of holiday dreams, magical light and brilliant flowers.“
Alan Titchmarsh MBE
- ◄Joanne Short's Biography
- Joanne Short is one of Cornwall’s most established artists & her paintings are truly unique in their style and construction. They bring to us a strong but gentle view of her world and focus on the beauty, pattern and life that is found in the landscape. She featured in the ITV series ‘The Painted Garden’ and many collectors marvelled at the way she confidently commits paint to her canvas en plein-air.
Joanne’s approach to painting is refined and uncluttered. She is concerned with the colour and pattern quality within her overall compositions. A patchwork of mark making including stripes, lines and dots combine in harmonious colour groups within her bold pictures of still lives and landscapes.
Joanne is a member of the acclaimed Newlyn Society of Artists in Cornwall and has exhibited in Cork Street London, Italy, Monaco and leading galleries in the South West. She has been published worldwide by the Art Group and is one of Cornwall’s best known artists often working outside surrounded by the landscape.
Joanne Short was born in Oxford in 1967. Joanne Short’s paintings are truly unique in their style and construction. They bring to us a strong but gentle view of Joanne’s world and focus on the beauty, pattern and life that is found in the landscape of Cornwall.
Joanne initially studied at Falmouth School of Art for two years in 1988 before going on to gain a first class degree in fine art and ‘Decoration’ from the Academy of Fine Art in Frosinone, Italy.
Her studies in Italy where quite different from an English art school – with detailed research into restoration and anatomy – all in italian and with many oral examinations; she is now a fluent Italian speaker. During the course Joanne was chosen to represent the college by exhibiting in Genoa, Palermo and Rome, She was also chosen to represent the college, in an annual exhibition organised in Florence for all Italian Academies, each choosing only three of its best pupils. In 1991 Joanne was selected to take part in an International exhibition with 15 other young artists in a tiny mediaeval village, Fumone, in the county of Lazio. Joanne was awarded second place and a special mention by the Art Critics in the catalogue.
Joanne moved back to her native Cornwall and in 1996 she had a one-woman show ‘Symbols of the Sea’ which was a culmination of several years work, including etchings, paintings, constructions, site-specific pieces and poetry.
Her work from this point has concentrated exclusively on painting. Joanne’s approach to painting is simple and uncluttered. She is concerned with the pattern quality within her overall compositions. A patchwork of mark making including stripes, lines and dots which combine in harmonious groups within her bold pictures of still lives and landscapes.
Her paintings have been widely collected and admired.
Joanne is an elected member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
1994 – 1999 Joanne has also worked as a lecturer at Falmouth College of Arts and Cornwall College where she taught general drawing, painting and printmaking.
1997-2006 Mixed shows at National Trust Trelissick, Cothele and Saltram House Galleries 3-dimensional Sculptural pieces on permanent show in Cassino, Italy.
2005 Featured Artist in the ITV series 'The Painted Garden'
2006/7 Resident artist for St Michael’s Mount with John Dyer
2007/8 Resident artist for Giardini Hanbury, Italy
Joanne has exhibited in many galleries including: Gallery Tresco, Beside The Wave Gallery, Trelissick Gallery, Juliet Gould Gallery, Mid Cornwall Galleries, The John Dyer Gallery, The Falmouth Art Gallery, The New Craftsman Gallery & Newlyn Art Gallery
1991 Joint exhibition with ‘Giovani Artisti’, Fumone, Italy
1992 Joint exhibition in commemoration of the Discovery of America, Genoa, Palermo and Rome
1992 Exhibition representing Frosinone Art Academy, Florence, Italy
1992 One-Woman show, Cassino, Italy.
1993 Impressions of Falmouth, mixed show, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
1993 24 Christmas surprises, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
1994 Joint show with John Dyer, Juliet Gould Gallery, Mevagissey, Cornwall
1994 Impressions of Falmouth II, Beside The Wave, Cornwall
1995 Mixed shows at Beside The Wave and Trelissick Galleries
1995 Joint show with John Dyer at Juliet Gould Gallery, Mevagissey
1996 One-Woman show, ‘Symbols of the sea’, Open Space Gallery, Cornwall College.
1997-2004 Mixed shows at Trelissick, Cothele and Saltram House Galleries
1998 ‘Critics Choice’ work selected by Theo Waddington for exhibition at Newlyn Orion Gallery
1998 Royal West of England Academy with Newlyn Society
1999 ‘Provence Pattern and Landscape’, Artifex Gallery, Birmingham
1999 Joint Exhibition with John Dyer & Ted Dyer ‘Provence colour and landscape’, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London.
1999 The dividing Line, Mixed Exhibition, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall.
2000 Joint Exhibition with John Dyer ‘Beachy Treats, on Holiday at Home’, Beside The Wave Gallery, Falmouth.
2002 Joint Exhibition with John Dyer ‘Tresco, a Cornish Paradise’, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall.
2002 Mixed printmaking exhibition with Newlyn Society of Artists, Lucca Italy.
2003 Joint Exhibition with John Dyer ‘St. Michael’s Mount, the Sound of the Sea’, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall.
2004 Joint Exhibition with Sue McDonald ‘Cornish Blue’, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall.
2004 Joint Exhibition with John Dyer & Ted Dyer ‘Italy, Luce e Colore’, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London.
2005 Joint exhibition with John Dyer at Beside The Wave Gallery. ‘South Coast’
2005 Mixed Exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery ‘Passing Ships’
2005 Joint exhibition with John Dyer at The John Dyer Gallery “Celebration”
2006 Exhibition with Gallery Tresco, Isles of Scilly. with John Dyer
2006 Joint exhibition with John Dyer at The John Dyer Gallery “Magical paintings of the Isles of Scilly”
2007 Exhibition”Paintings from a small island” St Michael’s Mount with John Dyer, held on the Mount.
2008 “Singing and Zinging” Paintings of the Côte d’Azur Hermitage Monaco
2009 Exhibition with the John Dyer Gallery Christmas 2010 Exhibition at Conservatoire of Music, Menton, France
2010 Exhibition at National trust Carwinion House 2011 Royal Cornwall Hospital trust Exhibition in Truro
2012 The John Dyer Gallery Exhibition
2013 Exhibition with John Dyer & Ted Dyer at National Trust Carwinion House
2013 Christmas Exhibition – Paintings of Paris – The John Dyer Gallery
2015 Cornish Summer Treats Exhibition with John Dyer and Ted Dyer- The John Dyer Gallery
2013 Truro City Council Acquire Joanne Short Original for their Public Collection July
2013 Falmouth Art Gallery purchase Joanne Short Original for the public collection
Fine art posters published by The Art Group in 2000.
‘Tresco a Cornish Paradise’ published 2002
Art Postcards of Tresco published 2002
Art Cards published 2003 Limited Edition Prints published in 2006
Front Cover on the Official Truro City Guide 2013
- ◄Joanne Short Paintings in Public Collections
Title: View from the Garden, Falmouth
Size: 18 x 18 inches
Medium: Oil on canvas
Location: The painting can be viewed at Falmouth Art Gallery in Cornwall
Description: This important oil painting by Joanne Short was purchased by Falmouth Art Gallery for their permanent collection in 2013. The director of Falmouth Art Gallery draws strong links between the work of Bryan Pearce and Joanne Short and this painting fits into the timeline of contemporary colourist and naive art in Cornwall. The painting is part of Falmouth Art Gallery's permanent collection and can be viewed on request and at selected exhibitions.
Available as a signed limited edition print.
Title: Blue Sky, Truro
Size: 24 x 18 inches
Medium: Oil on canvas
Location: The painting is on public display in Truro City council, committee room. Find out more about the painting and Truro City council and guide
Description: Featured on the cover of the Truro City Guide 2013 This important oil painting by Joanne Short was commissioned by Truro City Council to feature on the cover of the official city guide for 2013. The painting was acquired by the council for Truro's permanent art collection in 2013.
The painting is a fantastic example of the artist's post modern colourist style. There is a quality of line and use of colour in Joanne Short's paintings that follows a tradition in Cornwall that includes the work of Bryan Pearce and Joan Gillchrest.
The painting is available as a signed and numbered limited edition print and also as an art poster.
- ◄Videos and Broadcasts featuring Joanne Short
- Artist Joanne Short featured in the ITV TV series The Painted Garden