EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY, AND ANYWHERE YOU ARE. ON APRIL 22, 2020, EARTH DAY GOES DIGITAL and artist John Dyer is one of the official 'Artists for the Earth' to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic movement. John Dyer's global art project Last Chance to Paint will feature in the Earth Day live stream to encourage children across the world to create a piece of art for his World Gallery to celebrate and record what we all stand to lose. This collection of paintings are from John Dyer's global adventures painting biodiversity, ethnobotany, tribal culture and the rainforest and we hope you will enjoy this special collection of unique and important paintings celebrating our planet.
Artist John Dyer has captured orangutans climbing through the rainforest to their nests in this beautiful art poster. At the top of the image, a single orangutan sits in its nest gazing at the stars and looking out across the rainforest canopy. Pure magic.
This striking John Dyer art poster of orangutans watching the sunset in the rainforest of Borneo really captures the energy and life of this critically endangered species in its natural habitat of the tropical peat forests of Borneo. Beautiful use of colour and line combine to create this amazing drawing which is full of narrative and energy.
This delightful drawing by artist John Dyer of a mother orangutan with her child riding on her back captures the essence of this amazing and beautiful critically endangered species. Beautiful use of colour and line complete this stunning art poster.
A beautiful drawn portrait by artist John Dyer of a baby orangutan in the rainforest of Borneo. This critically endangered species is known as the 'Person of the Forest' and this delightful art poster wonderfully captures the personality and magic of this possibly soon to be extint species.
"This is a very special painting of Nyapun's house at the Penan village of Batu Bungun. Nyapun, the tribal elder of the Penan' is now in his 90s and lived and raised his family as a nomad in the rainforest. Now settled in Batu Bungan he & his two wives performed music using traditional Penan instruments. The Rambutan fruit tree provided a snack & was...
"The beguiling orangutans in Borneo make a fresh nest for themselves each night so they can sleep safely under the stars in the rainforest canopy. Living with the orangutans in the forests of Borneo was a remarkable and emotional experience and in many ways, this painting captures the essence of their very human-like, gentle and fragile existence."
"My painting depicts a ceremony in which a shaman prays into a shamanic healing pot to help to heal an ill member of the tribe. The shamanic pot is shown by the negative space the snake creates in the centre of my painting. On the far side of the river, we see the shaman standing over the poorly person. Toucans call from the canopy, butterflies fly past...
"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.