Joy Beardmore was a figurative, landscape and still life professional artist for over 45 years She worked in oils, watercolours, gouache, charcoal.
For sixteen years Beardmore and her late husband, the artist Ross Davis, lived an alternative lifestyle of six months each year in a small village in Mallorca, Spain, working and conducting ˜Paint in Spain’ workshops. This unique lifestyle allowed opportunities for exhibitions in Australia, Paris, Sweden and Spain, experiencing the differences between the European colour and light and that of Australia. In October 2005, a selection of paintings by Beardmore and Davis paintings were shown in a combined exhibition at the Forest Gallery on the NSW south coast. The exhibition was opened by artist Margaret Woodward.
Five year painting diploma course at the National Art School East Sydney Technical College
Though overseas Commissions Beardmore is represented in Stockholm, Spain, San Francisco, England and Australia.
2004 Finalist – Country Energy Landscape Prize,
the Portia Geach Portrait Memorial Award x 8 times
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
2005 Macquarie International Portrait Artists Australia Exhibition at the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC.
Many Group exhibitions