Welcome to the webpage of Joanne Kerr and Carmen Beezley-Drake. We are mother and daughter artists who have worked and exhibited separately and together throughout Queensland.
Art Education: Started with the Flying Art School in 1972 continuing with annual art seminars at Cooee Bay for 35 years with some of Australia’s best known Artists as tutors.
Exhibitions: Exhibiting in galleries throughout Queensland.
Career Highlights: Queensland Trustee Prize 1982, Qld Art Gallery; Art of Wilderness, Queensland House, London 1997
Interests: For 20 years I have been a volunteer for koala research in CQU. This affords opportunity for gathering images for my art work.
Influencing Artists: Bela Ivanyi, Rod Milgate, Fred Williams, Clem Millwood, LLyod Rees
Art Education: Graduating from Queensland College of Art and Kelvin Grove Teachers College. Worked for some years as a Secondary Art teacher and then continued as a relief teacher before investing creative energies into children home life and art.
Exhibitions: Exhibited in various galleries in throughout Queensland.
Career Highlights: Caltex Encouragement Award – City of Rockhampton 1982; Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award – Emerald 2014
Interests: A love of gardening and the landscape are a major inspiration. Strong shapes, the architecture and geometry of plants as well as bursts of colour found in nature always inspire.