Chapter 1 - 'Spirit of the Rainforest' proudly sponsored by Procreate. Artist John Dyer was invited to live and paint with the Yawanawá tribe in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. This extraordinary project generated these remarkable new paintings and drawings and revealed a new genre of art - Amazon Indian Art. Read more about the artist's journe...
Chapter 1 - 'Spirit of the Rainforest' proudly sponsored by Procreate. Artist John Dyer was invited to live and paint with the Yawanawá tribe in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. This extraordinary project generated these remarkable new paintings and drawings and revealed a new genre of art - Amazon Indian Art. Read more about the artist's journey on the project blog and web site now. https://www.lastchancetopaint.com/spirit-of-the-rainforest-2/
"I painted this painting surrounded by the Yawanawá's most spiritual plants in a sacred part of their rainforest. The painting depicts a shamanic pot with a spiritual butterfly emerging. On the ground is Runua the ground snake & in the canopy we can see the sky snake Ashuinka."
"The power and beauty of water combined with the energy and spirituality of the tribe have inspired my painting. Spiritual butterflies fly across the rainforest which is painted with energetic brush marks and colours. The river is the source of life for the Yawanawá and this painting is a celebration of their deep connection to the rainforest."
The amazing shapes, colours, energy and essence of the Amazon rainforest has been beautifully captured in the vibrant art poster by artist John Dyer. Two scarlet macaw parrots feature with their colourful plumage being used to inspire the shapes and coours of the surrounding plant forms. A really stunning example of the artist's rainforest work.
John Dyer's colourful art poster of Amazon Rainforest parrots is full of energy and life. Colour has been applied with energetic and bold marks which combine to create this stunning depiction of the Amazon rainforest and Yawanawá tribal lands.
This striking art poster features a stunning drawing of a beautiful Yawanawá girl from the Amazon rainforest. The girl's headdress is made from many yellow and red feathers and the artist has captured this using fluid drawing and confidence. The girl's distinctive Yawanawá features have been captured and are set against her jet black hair. Loose...
This stunning John Dyer art poster features the rich biodiversity of butterflies in the Amazon Rainforest. Created during the artist's expediation to the Amazon to live and paint with the Yawanawá tribe the art poster captures the rainforest, the tribe, colours and biodiversity perfecty.
The Yawanawá tribe in the Amazon rainforest are very spiritual and have a rich visual and cultural connection to the jungle. This John Dyer drawing of the Amazon features butterflies in the actual and spirital forms as well as a spiritual snake and plants. The tribe is depicted with annatto seed red plant paint on their faces and bodies which the tribe...
"When I spotted this beautiful Amazon blue and yellow Macaw Parrot sitting in a tree and squaking in the Yawanawá tribe of Mutum in the Amazon rainforest I just had to draw it. Its vivid colours and characterful face lent themselves to a detailed study drawing, which I rarely do, but it does capture the exotic and colourful nature of the Amazon." John Dyer
"I made this drawing in one of the Yawanawá's most sacred parts of the rainforest. It was an old part of the forest and was rich in wildlife with toucans and parrots flying overhead and squeaking in the trees. Ants were crawling everywhere too! A group of Yawanawá artists joined me on this day quietly creating sacred drawings and designs in the rainforest."
"The Rio Gregorió is the tributary of the Amazon river that the Yawanawá live on. The river provides not only the only way in and out of the tribe but a place to wash, fish, hunt & a source of water & spirituality. It is the life source of the tribe and absolutely beautiful."
Yuxi Yuve is one of the Amazon Rainforest Yawanawá Tribe's spirits. She appears to them as a beautiful woman with long flowing hair, down which water cascades, forging a link connecting the Spirit with all the rivers and the entire water cycle of the rainforest.
The image depicts the Yawanawá Tribe's Healing Shaman who adds good spirits, prayers and plant medicines to the shamanic pot. This invokes the power of the sky snake (boa constrictor) and the snake of the earth (anaconda snake) to help to heal a poorly member of the tribe. Spiritual butterflies carry the energy up into the canopy and connect the energy...