Florida Artists Group

  Area VI Member

 Beau Redmond— Painter

Beau Redmond
Old Florida 36x24
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Washington Square 60x40

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Beau's Bio:

Many people are familiar with Beau Redmond's newspaper collaged paintings of the New York Financial District and his subtle oil paintings of New Orleans and of Lincolnville, in St. Augustine, Florida. A new body of work emphasizes figurative elements and colorful combinations of nature and manmade shapes.

A native of New Orleans, Beau Redmond began painting at age fourteen and two years later won Second Place in Oils, New Orleans Spring Fiesta. In 1954 he was awarded the Washington and Lee University First Place Purchase Award. Redmond graduated with honors from Washington and Lee with dual majors in Economics and Fine Arts. He continued to paint while working in the financial industry and in 1968 and 1969 had successful exhibitions at the Downtown Gallery in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He began his banking career at the Bank of New Orleans and spent his final corporate years at the Commercial Bank and Trust Company. In 1980 Redmond departed from the corporate world and began a new career as a full-time artist. His work is internationally known and his paintings can be found in many private, corporate and public collections.

Redmond's work is in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Gulf Coast Museum in Largo, Florida, and the Alabama Business Hall of Fame, Univerity of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

He now resides in St. Augustine, Florida.

Artist Statement:

I have always enjoyed painting the New York Financial District – a great canyon of buildings suffused with light and shadow which produces for me dynamic compositions. In the Manhattan paintings I try to convey the energy, color and excitement I feel about New York. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and New Yorker magazine covers become integral elements in my mixed-media paintings. Living in St. Augustine for the past 17 years has given me an additional aesthetic boost, with the charm of the Old City (reminiscent of my New Orleans roots) and the vanishing scene of Lincolnville. The images of live oaks, 19th century architecture and "everyday" people, gave me an opportunity to work with the sensual qualities of oil paint and glazing techniques. I like to paint the commonplace that sometimes enables the viewer to see a familiar image differently.

List of Exhibitions and Awards:

1993           The Savannah National Purchase Award
1993           12th Annual Henley Southeastern Purchase Award
1994            Art on Paper Exhibit, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC, Greensboro, NC
1997            St. Augustine Art Association, First Prize
1997            St. Augustine Art Association Honors Show, First Prize
1998            Dunedin Fine Art Center, “Forgotten Florida”, Second Place
1998            Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Purchase Award
1999             City Fest National Award, Montgomery, AL, First Place
2000            St. Augustine Art Association, Honors Show, Best Oil
2000            Florida Artists Group, E. Morse Genius Award
2001             St. Augustine Art Association, Honors Show, Best of Show
2002            Featured Artist, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2003            Florida Artists Group, Rue Israel Memorial Award
2005            Featured Artist, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2007            Featured Artist, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2009            Florida Artists Group, Armory Exhibit, West Palm Beach, FL
2010            Featured Artist, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2011            Florida Artists Group, Best in Show, Art and History Museum, Maitland, FL