Self-Portrait, 2020, acrylic on paper

Digby Beaumont is an English artist. His portraiture looks to capture something of his subject’s inner world as well as a likeness. His still lifes raise questions about the objects’ deeper meanings. His pen and ink and mixed media series, I Don’t Know What Came Over Me, is a whimsical and poignant take on the theme of what it is to be human. Digby’s artwork has also been published extensively in collaboration with writers of fiction and poetry. He is self-taught. Before becoming an artist, he was a widely published writer.


Digby has published numerous fiction and non-fiction works. His flash fiction and short stories have appeared in more than 100 journals, magazines and anthologies, including the international anthology, The Best Small Fictions. His collection of one-page stories, Dancing Alone and Other Lessons, was released in 2020. Previously, working as a textbook author, he published English language courses and grammar reference books, including international best sellers.

Praise for Digby’s collection, Dancing Alone and Other Lessons

“This collection showcases Digby Beaumont’s incredible talent for bringing a world, a story, and its people to life. Highly recommended.” — Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life: Collected Works from 2003-2018

“Insightful and urgent encounters of love and understanding. These are small moments of the human experience that open new spaces with each reading.” — Michelle Elvy, editor and manuscript assessor, author of the everrumble

“A masterpiece of what can become out of the short story.” — Susan Tepper, author of What Drives Men and The Merrill Diaries

If you would like a PDF copy of Dancing Alone and Other Lessons, please get in touch: digbyb@btinternet.com

There’s no charge for a copy. Instead, consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.