Jeremy Annear

Jeremy Annear in his studio

I am deeply embedded in European cultural influences, and as a teenager, had my eyes and heart open to European Modernism in art, music and literature. Spending my teenage years in the 60’s, the language of non figurative and abstract painting fell easily into my young and fertile consciousness and has been, an all-engaging life pursuit.

I am profoundly grateful that I found a voice, to express my aspiration, to become and to be, an artist at an early age. Thomas Merton commented that, “A man knows when he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and begins to live.” I began to live Painting and Making as a young teenager and knew then that this was my calling It has held me, obsessive, fascinated and engaged, throughout my life.