Favoring natural earth tones juxtaposed against primary colors, Jeremy Annear is influenced by the modernist artists of St. Ives colony, which he discovered as a teenager. The craft-inspired primitivism of artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Roger Hilton, and Sir Terry Frost shaped Annear’s own style and artistic explorations. With a formal education in painting and printmaking, Annear has an acute understanding of how to balance conceptual themes with narrative. Annear works with oil on canvas and board, building images from layered shapes and creating complex surface textures. While St. Ives modernism remains Annear’s greatest inspiration, his work also synthesizes influences from German, Australian, and British cultures, and takes notes from such European modernists as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Georges Braque.