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...
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. "
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!"
Surfing at Porthtowan inspired this new painting by artist John Dyer. All the fun and joy of a day at the beach is captured in this delightful new canvas. Seagulls and a puffin fly overhead and a scotty dog explores a seagull on the beach. A fantastic window into beach life in Cornwall with Cornish sea pinks and the blue sky completing this perfect painting.
The incredible history and landscape around Can Brea in central Cornwall has inspired this delightful new painting by artist John Dyer. The painting features wild Cornish flowers, medieval field patterns, tin mines and wildlife. Inspired by a walk the artist took across this wild heritage landscape the painting captures so much of what people identify as...
The wonderful view across the aqua blue sea to Pendeen Lighthouse from the Cornish cliffs is the subject for this new John Dyer painting. Honeysuckle and foxgloves grow wild across the cliffs and seals and seagulls inhabit the wild landscape. A beautiful new painting of Cornwall inspired by walks the artist took in this impressive landscape.
All the colour, atmosphere and narrative of the harbour in Newquay in Cornwall has been captured on this new canvas by Cornish artist John Dyer. Brightly coloured boats bob in the harbour and seagulls soar across the sky. Families enjoy the warm sand and set up deck chairs and windbreaks for a fabulous Cornish day out. Fantastic fun and a wonderful image...
Sitting on the cliffs in Cornwall is magical experience and this new John Dyer painting captures the sound of the sea, the seals, the waves and the view to the lighthouse at Housel Bay at Lizard Point in Cornwall. A beautiful example of the artist's work and one that captures the wonderful atmosphere of the Cornish coast.
The stunning coastline at Zennor Head has been captured by artist John Dyer in this new Cornish painting. Foxgloves and ferns fill the foreground and a family relax on the rugged rocks beside the cliff listening to the sea as it gently laps onto the rocks below. Seals, seagulls and fishing boats complete this delightful painting.
The spectacular colours and light of St Ives radiate from this new John Dyer original painting. The entire peninsular and the town of St Ives stretches across the canvas with the deep blue sea beyond dotted with sailing boats. The bright sand of Portminster beach creates the stage for the narrative in the painting of surf, sunbathers & fun. Palm trees &...
Seal Cove at Godrevy is a very special place and on a low tide you can sneak up to the cliff edge to gaze at all the wonderful shapes and colours of the seals basking on the beach below. This new John Dyer painting captures the sheer joy of experiencing wildlife in Cornwall. Godrevy lighthouse forms the backdrop to this absolutely delightful painting....
The beautiful clear aqua green blue water of St Ives harbour entices us, and the swimmers in the painting, in for a cool dip. Seals join in the fun and a fisherman gently navigates his boat back to shore. This beautiful John Dyer painting captures so much of what makes St Ives a special holiday and home location for so many.
Sea, sun and sand, all captured in this delightful John Dyer painting of St Ives in Cornwall. The artist has combined the view of the harbour with the distant view of Godrevy Lighthouse and Gwithian Sands. Boats are pulled up onto the yellow sand and sleepy seals bask in the warm summer sunshine. Beautiful.
The incoming tide at St Ives harbour creates a perfect bathing pool for splashing about amongst the fishing boats and Cornish seals. Palm trees and sub-tropical plants add to the Caribbean feel that Cornish artist John Dyer has captured in this new canvas. Seagulls soar overhead and a scotty dog looks on as people Chet ready behind their windbreaks....
Ultramarine blue sea with crystal clear turquoise sparkles over the rooftops of St Ives in Cornwall in this delicious new John Dyer original painting. Godrevy lighthouse and the cliffs of Gwithian create a stunning backdrop and the architecture of St Ives, with the church roof, creates an almost Mediterranean feel to this delightful new canvas.