Jeremy Annear trained at the Exeter College of Art and has held a number of teaching posts at art colleges in the South West. He was an active member of the Newlyn and Penwith Societies of Artists during the 1990s and has had numerous one-man shows at Messum’s, in St Ives, and at galleries in Berlin, Bremen and Leipzig. In the early 1990s he spent a year as artist in residence at the Atelierhaus Verlag in Worpswede, broadening his field of artistic interests over international horizons. Several visits to Australia brought Annear into contact with Aboriginal art for the first time, the graphic elements of which he found fascinating and which made subsequent appearances in his art.