Digby Beaumont’s work as an artist has developed over the past few years. His main interest has been in portrait and figure painting. Emotion is central to his approach. He aims to convey his innermost feelings about the subject and, in turn, to produce an emotional response in the viewer.
He is inspired by the work of artists such as Van Gogh, Singer Sargent, Cézanne, Derain, Munch, Modigliani, Hopper, Freud and Neel, among others.
An interview with Digby about his art plus a showcase of some of his portraiture feature in the November 2019 issue of the online journal, Tupelo Quarterly.
Digby has had a long career as a writer. He has published numerous English language textbooks with Heinemann and Macmillan, including international bestsellers.
His flash fiction and short stories have been published widely in print and online literary journals and anthologies, including The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Literary Orphans Journal, Boston Literary Magazine, Rose and Thorn Journal, Monkeybicycle, Blue Five Notebook, KYSO Flash, Opium Magazine, 34th Parallel, r.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal, Flash Frontier, Toasted Cheese Journal, Pindeldeboz, Olentangy Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Jellyfish Review, Camroc Press Review, The Linnet’s Wings, Bartleby Snopes, Slow Trains, Every Day Fiction, Mad Hatter’s Review and Change Seven Magazine.
A collection of Digby’s flash fiction, one-page stories, Dancing Alone and Other Lessons, was released in early 2020.
He lives by the seaside in Hove on the south coast of England.