Joan Doerr

Artist Biography

Joan Doerr has painted professionally for just over ten years. She works from her home studio in Edinburgh’s West End. Her bold, expressive abstract paintings are predominately inspired by different aspects of the Edinburgh landscape. She works intuitively and instinctively, often applying and removing layers of paint and drawing until she is satisfied with the depth and atmosphere of the paintings.

Joan has exhibited widely across Scotland, and more recently has shown in London (Royal Academy and Discerning Eye), and in Bath and Suffolk. She recently won the House for an Art Lover award at the RGI Annual Exhibition in Glasgow and will be having a solo exhibition at the House in August 2017. 

Selected Exhibitions 

2016

Visual Arts Scotland FLY2016, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, The Mitchell Library

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Mall Galleries, London

Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London

New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

35 Years of the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

2015

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

gallerytwentythree, Pop-Up Exhibition by London based Form_art Architects Ltd, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

Solo show, the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Solo Show, And Collective Art Gallery, Bridge of Allan

Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 4th Open Annual Summer Exhibition, The MacLaurin Galleries, Ayr

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2014

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

The Christmas Exhibition, the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Meffan Winter Exhibition, The Meffan Gallery, Forfar, Angus

Christmas Show, Quercus Gallery, Bath

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London

Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Paisley

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 3rd Open Annual Summer Exhibition, The Meffan Institute, Forfar

Aberdeen Artists' Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

Out of the Blue, Quercus Gallery, Bath

2013

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition

Assembling, Quercus Gallery, Bath

The Society of Women Artists 152nd Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

2012

The Black and White Room, the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

Summer Show, the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Paisley Art Institute 124th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Paisley

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

2011

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 150th Annual Exhibition

Quartet, the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Aberdeen Artists' Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

2010

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

The Winter Show, Compass Gallery, Glasgow

Abstract Matters, the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh