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.

Carmen Beezley-Drake

Carmen Beezley-Drake

Carmen Beezley-Drake


Occupation: Artist
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







Joanne Kerr

Joanne Kerr

Joanne Kerr


Occupation: Printmaker/Artist
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.


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  1. Katrina drake

    Hi! You have another follower ! Keep up the good work – counting down to June 7. Katrina

  2. Best painting at Winton Carmen , just wonderful . not money to buy ! sorry.

  3. Horrie

    Hi Carmen. Just bought your “Brigalow Remnant ” at Rocky and taken it home to Melbourne. Loved the style and natural colours. I’m all for looking after remnants.

    • I am delighted that ‘Brigalow Remnant’ has gone to Melbourne. The scene is from Idalia National Park near Blackall in Central Queensland. I love the contrast of the brigalow colour and the orange earth.
      Regards, Carmen

  4. Sue Smith

    Hi Joanne – CQUniversity is proud to hold your print ‘Life and death’ 1979. I would be most grateful if you could please advise the place you were born and the year for our records. Also, may we have permission to reproduce this work in the future in our non-commercial publications and online exhibitions? Kind regards, Sue Smith (Art Collection Manager tel: 07 4923 2649)

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