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Original Paintings by Cornish Artist John Dyer

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Cornish artist John Dyer is one of the leading contemporary naive painters in the UK. His unmistakable paintings are well known all over the world through his widely published images. It is generally accepted that John Dyer is Cornwa...

Original Paintings by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Read artist information on John Dyer, video, biography and more.

Cornish artist John Dyer is one of the leading contemporary naive painters in the UK. His unmistakable paintings are well known all over the world through his widely published images. It is generally accepted that John Dyer is Cornwall's best loved and best known contemporary artist with his work hanging in the permanent collections of public art galleries and organisations including the National Trust and Falmouth Art Gallery

Many well known individuals and global organisations have recognised the power of his art and have appointed him as their artist in residence including the Eden Project, the National Trust, Sail Training International Tall Ships Races, Banrock Station Wine Australia, Hanbury Gardens in Italy, and United Nations supported NGOs in the Philippines, Costa Rica and Peru. The work that results from these residencies and projects creates a powerful visual resource and engages a whole new audience as well as creating unique contemporary paintings.

Collectors of John Dyer's work include Alan Titchmarsh, Kim Wilde and Toyah Willcox, as well as many thousands of private individuals all over the world.

"There is an innocence and freshness to John Dyer's art that follows a tradition in Cornwall that includes the work of Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, Fred Yates and Bryan Pearce. Rather than trying to record what he sees, John sets out to capture the 'essence' of his subject. The 'essence' of seagulls, cats, dogs, bobbing boats, or exploding fireworks communicate far more strongly through John's brushstrokes than they would if drawn more traditionally. It is this ability to capture the 'essence' of what is important that seems to appeal to those who have shown great vision and originality in their own careers, such as Tim Smit, Alan Titchmarsh or Kim Wilde."

Brian Stewart. Former Director Falmouth Art Gallery

"My experiences with my paints and canvases have taken me around the world. I have been chased by wild pigs in Costa Rica, swam with piranhas in Brazil, avoided having guinea pigs cooked for me in the high Andes of Peru, shared chilled rose wine with the team of Banrock station in the Australian outback surrounded by sulphur crested cockatoos, watched Lemurs climb up my easel and peep over the top of the canvas, painted as children scour the rice fields for a bowl of food for the night, seen thousand of crabs scuttling for cover on the caribbean coast, shared meals with Alan Titchmarsh, painted with an Amazon Indian and washed up for Kim Wilde ! Each time I explore a new subject in paint I have a visually stunning and unique set of experiences to share and remember. " 

John Dyer.

I have always had immense respect for anyone who chooses to take time to interpret our world for us through painting, and feel especially privileged to have hosted such an inspired artist in our back garden!"  

Kim Wilde. Rock Star and Garden Designer

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    A major painting by artist John Dyer of the stunning Queen Mary gardens and Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth. Inspired by walking his sausage dog around the gardens John wanted to capture the abundant colours and textures of the fabulous planting and summer flowers. Thickly applied paint and energetic brush work combine to create one of the most dynamic John...

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    A day out in the lavender fields of Provence, at Sault, inspired the artist to paint this energetic and romantic painting. An autobiographical painting that captures the colour and feel of the lavender wonderfully. Impasto paint forms the lavender in the foreground and the village of Sault creates a warm Provençal background to this special painting. 

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    This is one of the most unusual John Dyer paintings as the artist's subject is the wonderful mist & mystery of the Cornish landscape & weather at Zennor in Cornwall. The energetic brush work has been applied wet on wet, with a limited palette of colour, to create a wonderful feel of movement. People & birds appear through the mist. The painting captures...

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    This John Dyer painting of Tresco really captures the essence of the island in August. Blue agapanthus and hottentot figs flower in the dunes. The white sand of the beach sparkles in the summer light and the clear turquoise and blue sea gently laps at the shore. Puffins and seagulls fly through the Cornish blue sky and in the distance we can see sailing...

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    St Mawes is always a magical location, but at dusk in the summer the village really takes on a special magic as the lights reflect in the harbour and the sky slowly darkens overhead. Artist John Dyer has captured the light and feel of St Mawes beautifully in this spectacular new painting. Fishing boats fill the harbour and a crescent moon and twinkling...

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    Kynance cove on the Lizard in Cornwall is one of Cornwall's most spectacular beaches. Artist John Dyer & his family spent a wonderful day at Kynance surrounded by wild Cornish flowers and the colours of this spectacular piece of coast. Their sausage dog, Digory, accompanied the family on their day out and this wonderful canvas captures the joy and life of...

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    A couple spread out on their fancy picnic blanket on the cliff side at Coverack in Cornwall. The yellow of the daffodils looks wonderful against the gradated blue sea that goes from deep blue to sparkling blue. Wind surfers & fishing boats enjoy the calm of the spring day and seagulls fly across the Cornish blue sky. A lovely example of John Dyer's work.

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    John Dyer painted this new piece sitting in the square in Rasteau, Provence in the summer of 2016. Villagers walk up to the bakery in Rasteau to collect their baguettes. The rich warm colours of the Provençal buildings are perfectly captured by the artist with oranges, yellows and apricots filling the painting. The sense of warm Provençal light radiates...

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    John Dyer's painting of the lavender at Aurel in Provence uses a warm palette of colour. Rich purples and soft lavenders sit against the Naples yellow of the earth. You can almost feel the heat and hear the sounds of Provence in this delightful small study by this acclaimed British artist. Aurel clings to the hillside and swifts fly through the sky whilst...

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    Nyons in Provence has provided a wonderful palette of colour for artist John Dyer. French bunting lines the street which is full of activity. Sausage dogs, pigeons and shoppers enjoy the sunny town. A couple sit at the café drinking local red wine & the plane tree frames the composition. A fabulous painting of Provence. Shutters, bikes, baskets of food...

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    St Michael's Mount in Cornwall is one of artist John Dyer's favourite subjects to paint. John has combined towering blue echium flowers, agave, seals, swimmers and fishing boats in this delightful nocturne painting. The starlit sky illuminates the brilliant blue sea of Mount's Bay. Skinny dippers and seals play together in this magical piece of work.

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    St Ives Bay and the stunning beach of Porthminster are the subject of this John Dyer painting. Towering palm trees frame the view and blue agapanthus flowers fill the foreground. A couple stand on the edge of the cliff looking down at the white beach below. A wonderful painting by this established Cornish artist that really captures the life and colour of...

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