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 25 years the...
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 25 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.
A still life of yellow flowers in a striped burnt orange vase all set against an aqua green blue table-cloth. This contemporary painting by artist Joanne Short is part of a series of work completed during her art residency in provence. The simple form and strong use of colour create a beautiful but modern painting that captures the French sunshine and...
Joanne Short's unique way of capturing the landscape of provence is shown to great effect on this beautiful oil. Painted in the village of Rasteau, provence during her residency. Olive greens and warm earth colours combine in lines, blocks of colour, shapes, and blobs in an almost abstracted way to create this fantastic landscape of provence. Our...
The fishing village of Portloe in Cornwall is a favourite location for artist Joanne Short. Joanne walked up to the 'flagstaff' along the Cornish coast path to look back at this poetic village. Foxgloves are painted in the artist's unique style with wonderful line and colour. The flowers reach all the way up to the village with small fishing boats resting...
This delightful painting of tropical fish was inspired by the fish in the Musée Océanographic de Monaco. Joanne made a visit to the aquarium and was inspired by the swirling colours and forms on display. Coloured bands of purple, blue, mauve, bright pink and orange twist in the background while multicoloured fish shoal across the surface of...
A stunning painting of the view across the water from Falmouth to Flushing in Cornwall. Joanne has used a vast expanse of blue in the sea to set the wonderfully composed pink hydrangeas against. Small colourful boast are anchored in-front of Flushing. The hillside is dominated by a large lime field set against a pink sky. A colourist seascape painting...
St Michael's Mount has one of the most beautiful sub-tropical gardens in the world. The steeply terraced garden clings to the side of mother mount. Joanne painted this piece during her residency on the mount when she spent a week living on the island. The granite walls of the secret gardens can be seen covered in plants including agapanthus, daisies,...
Cornish foxgloves stretch up towards the headland of St Anthony on the Roseland peninsular in Cornwall. St Anthony lighthouse can be seen in the distance. This striking oil painting from colourist Cornish artist Joanne Short uses blocks of colour to great effect to create a very contemporary painting of this beautiful part of Cornwall. Pink sky & a soft...
Painted on St Michael's Mount during Joanne Short's residency on the island. Pink and purple daisies, red tulips, palm trees and pines climb the mount and at the very top we see the castle. This unusual vertical landscape painting by Newlyn Society artist Joanne Short provides us with a glimpse of the stunning gardens on St Michael's Mount and her time...
The tiny hilltop village of le Barroux between Carpentras and Vaison la Romaine in Provence has provided a wonderful subject for artist Joanne Short to paint. The artist has painted the terracotta roof tiles on the provençal houses with palm trees, pencil pines, vine yards and olive groves surrounding. Simple elegant brush strokes create a real...
The view across the vallery in Rasteau, Provence towards the hilltop village of Séguret is captured in this delightful French landscape painting by British artist Joanne Short. The Dentelles de Montmirail mountains can be seen in the background as bands of purples The painting is set beneath a pale apricot sky. Lime green fields contrast...
A stunning and major oil painting from acclaimed landscape artist Joanne Short. The highly patterned landscape of Provence with its olive groves, vineyards, villages and hills is perfectly captured in this remarkable oil painting. Joanne is considered one of the leading landscape painters of Provence. This painting is from a collection of work that was...
Sitting in the heat of the sun in Provence, artist Joanne Short painted this vital & direct landscape of a blue flower field looking across vineyards to the hilltop village of Cairanne in the Vaucluse department of Provence. Painting en plein air gives the artist a direct connection to nature & this can be felt when looking at the very direct brush marks....
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 twenty five years of exhibiting in Cornwall & London.
"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 marveled 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!” Toyah Willcox
"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 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 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.
Information 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
February 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
Publications 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
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.
Location: The painting is on public display in Truro City council, committee room.
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.