Beeley was born in Sheffield in 1970. She trained at Harrow College
of Art and the University of Central England where she graduated
with an Honours Degree in Three-Dimensional Design in 1992. She
specialises in design dedicated to the application of aluminium.
distinctive colouring in each work is achieved using the industrial
electrochemical process of anodising, which allows dye to be permanently
absorbed into the surface of the metal; various innovative dyeing
techniques, developed over many years, are then applied, which
give the work it's special presence.
Her innovative artwork
has gained increasing admiration and acclaim internationally and
features in several public collections, namely the "Challenge
of Materials Gallery" at the Science Museum and "Earth's
Treasury" at the Natural History Museum in London.
Artworks created by Pollyanna have been shown in varied exhibitions
which include "Nature Formed and Transformed" at the
Freehand Gallery in Los Angeles and more recently "Aluminium
by Design" at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. This
prestigious exhibition has toured to various high profile locations
in the U.S.A. and Canada including New York, Miami, Detroit and
Montreal. The exhibition completed it's tour of Europe in November 2003.