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.
In this print Joanne captures the beauty of Tresco Abbey Gardens with its plants and flowers tumbling and pushing, vying to be seen. Every corner of the print, just like the gardens themselves, is filled with colour and texture. Elegant palm trees tower over the gardens and between the foliage there are glimpses of a pale green sea and yachts sailing by,...
The Tresco Abbey Gardens on the island of Tresco have provided Newlyn Society artist Joanne Short with the perfect subject matter for her to indulge her pure love of colour, line and form. As a keen gardener the artist has connected to the gardens in a unique way and through this we can all feel the energy, light and warmth of a day in the Abbey Gardens....
"As the yachts head home towards St. Mawes Harbour under an apricot sky, the campion and bluebells nod their heads, filling the foreground with colour. The cottages jostle for a harbour view. Out in the bay a tallship sails towards Falmouth Harbour and beyond is a distant view of Pendennis Castle. It's a perfect evening for a sail."
"In this print I have captured the essence of an afternoon, basking in the sun, eating cake and drinking tea while looking down on the village of Mousehole in all its splendour. A sea breeze pushes the sailing boats out to sea and the fishing boats nestle in the harbour The sky is a brilliant blue and the flowers lean across the roofops to glimpse the...
The very human hand built quality and loose glaze work on this Joanne Short Cornish bowl give the bowl a sense of lightness and honesty. Limted colours allow the red poppies and pink campion flowers to combine effortlessly with the clay form. The use of colour echos St Ives art from the 1950s with bands of colour. A unique piece of Cornish ceramics.
All of Joanne Short's stunning hand built ceramic pieces have unique forms and fantastic loose glaze work. Each item is a unique piece of contemporary ceramic art from Cornwall. This plate is no exception. The seawed and fish forms interconnect. Her use of coloured glazes moves the eye around the piece. Greens, oranges and blues in a swirl of Cornish...
Ceramic bowl from Cornish artist and potter Joanne Short. Seaweed & fish are used to great effect. The fish swirl around the inside of the bowl while the seaweed almost floats up from the interior to meet our eye. Blue, cream and pink glazes have been applied with free brush work and energy. As one of Cornwall's most acclaimed contemporary artists this...
This fish vase is a wonderful example of contemporary Cornish ceramics by Newlyn Society artist Joanne Short. Joanne is an acclaimed Cornish painter and she brings her unique skills as a colourist to this piee of ceramics. The glaze colours used are clear and bright and the fish swim all around the vase. A warm soft yellow galzed interior completes the...
This hand made and decorated vase from Cornish artist and ceramic potter Joanne Short is a delightful piece of her one off ceramics. Joanne is an acclaimed Cornish artist and painter. The vase has been carfully painted with beautifully selected glaze colours. Seaweed, fish and a wonderul lime green glazed interior make this a very special vase. A...
A unique hand built ceramic vase from Cornish artist Joanne Short. Joanne has a rare talent for colour and line that she has used to great effect on this hand made piece of ceramics. A Newlyn Society artist Joanne is acclaimed for her colourist paintings and this vase fits in perfectly with her contemporary paintings. Red Poppies, pink daisies and deep...
Cornish artist Joanne Short makes the most stunning hand built ceramics and this piece is no exception. The unusual form created by wrapping the caly around creates a stunning vase. Joanne is one of Cornwall's most celebrated painters and her effortless use of line and colour combine on this piece with wonderful blue Iris flowers. The deep blue glazed...
This hand made and hand painted ceramic vase by Cornish artist Joanne Short is a unique piece. Decorated with yellow tulips the vase complements Joanne's oil paintings perfectly. The vase has a soft blue background and a yellow inside. Joanne cleverly wraps the clay around to form the main body of the vase. The elegant tall shape of the vase adds to...
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.