John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh

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IN STOCK NOW:  Over 320 paintings feature in this 350 page A4 hardback book about John Dyer. A definitive account of his life & work. The background stories & history that makes John Dyer's art so special. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh & written by Kate Dinn, a former curator of Falmouth Art Gallery. A spectacular art book that is sure to inspire.

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DescriptionArt book
Paper type170 gsm silk
Number of pages350
Cover styleHard back
Book page sizeA4: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN number978-1-9996432-0-1
Foreword byAlan Titchmarsh, MBE, DL
AuthorKate Dinn, MA
PublisherThe John Dyer Gallery
Number of photographs in bookMore than 180 photographs of the artist and key moments from his life and career
Number of paintings illustratedMore than 320 paintings are illustrated in the book
Book TitlePainting the Colours of the World

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John Dyer is one of Cornwall’s best-loved artists, whose colourful plein-air paintings are also deservedly popular around the world. This beautifully-designed book celebrates the first 50 years of John’s life and art. With many photographs and 320 colour reproductions of his paintings – including his work with the Eden Project, collections from his environmental trips to Costa Rica, the Philippines, Australia and Peru, the atmospheric series ‘Spirit of the Rainforest’, glorious gardens in the UK and on the Côte d’Azur, and his ever-popular Cornish coastal and garden paintings – it is a visual treat. The book finishes with an intriguing glimpse into this dynamic artist’s future plans in ‘Last Chance to Paint’. 






“This is a stunning book, beautiful rich colour reproductions of hundreds of paintings and produced on thick silk paper. It is a premium quality production. Full colour glossy hardback cover. You will be delighted with this book and it would make an incredible gift for anyone who loves the art of John Dyer, Cornwall, colour or paintings of the world.”



"I have had the privilege of having John paint my garden, and my house, and enjoyed the way the mood of his paintings changes subtly to reflect their location – both in the UK and overseas – from the beaches of Cornwall to the depths of the rainforest. Atmosphere is everything in a John Dyer painting, and this is a fitting celebration of fifty years spent admiring the world around him, much of it spent depicting that world in paint. His style is like that of no other artist, but then neither is his character."

Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, DL




Divided into seven main chapters.

The making of a painter

Home and family

Cornwall the gateway to the World

Gardens at home and abroad

Environmental art

Spirit of the rainforest

Last chance to paint





"Putting together this book Painting the Colours of the World  has been a joint effort in the best sense. It includes contributions from his wife Joanne and daughters Martha-Lilly and Wilamena, as well as whole-hearted tributes from many people who have generously shared their thoughts and memories for the book, and lent their treasured paintings to the exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery with which it coincides. "

Kate Dinn, MA




With contributions from The Eden Project and Survival International




This book has been made possible by the generous support of Falmouth Art Gallery

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By (Maidenhead, United Kingdom) on 22 Aug. 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

A vibrant book that asks to be opened

The colours draw you into the joyful artwork and fascinating background behind each piece. This book has attracted a lot of attention in my living room!

By (Falmouth, United Kingdom) on 25 June 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

First class production

I have been buying John's amazingly creative paintings for many , many years since they first caught my eye .
The John Dyer book is a first class production , documenting not just some of the paintings from John's first fifty years but how he came to have the opportunities to paint in such a broad array of inspiring locations .
What subject matter next , I wonder ?
One thing is for sure ; it will be full of life and colour !

By (Grange over Sands, United Kingdom) on 09 May 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

It will certainly be a Forever Book

John I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your beautiful book. To have so many of your fabulous colourful paintings in one place is a real luxury, I just open the pages and it is as if all the greyness of the day vanishes and I am immersed in summer sunshine, exotic locations and a riot of happiness and colour. It is also interesting to read how the life of an artist unfolds, about different projects and motivations and to have photographs of the family enjoying their art. I am also impressed by the quality of the book, it is a lovely tactile experience just to turn the smooth pages. And in addition to all this my own purchase, Sizzling Summer is to be found in the Cornish chapter of the book. Thank you to the team who brought this project to fruition, it will certainly be a Forever Book.

By (St.Austell, United Kingdom) on 24 Apr. 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

Painting the Colours of the World

If you want to wake up in the morning feeling that the world is a bright and beautiful place, that your place in it is a wonder and that a new day is a joyous and exciting adventure, then make this book the last thing you look at each night and the first thing you pick up each morning. This beautifully produced, written and illustrated book is a high quality production, full of John's inspirational paintings which are a cure of any feelings of depression one might be harboring. The narrative attached to John's life and work is a fascinating insight into the mind of an artist and above all one who is passionate about the environment, the world and the people who inhabit it and who views them and their future with such obvious joy and optimism.

By (Truro, United Kingdom) on 24 Apr. 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

A real delight

So delighted with John's new book. We love the paintings that John does so this does compliment our 3 originals. We shall enjoy reading and the paintings and having the book on the coffee table a real delight.

By (Yelverton, United Kingdom) on 20 Apr. 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

Beautiful book

Absolutely lovely book can’t wait to browse. Fast delivery. Delighted!

By (Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom) on 20 Apr. 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

Amazing book, amazing artist.

I’ve been collecting John’s work for a few years and this retrospective is just the perfect accompaniment. It’s such a joy to thumb through his early years and see how his style has evolved, and to be able to glimpse the nirvana of his colourful gentle world. The book is huge, as is the smile on my face every time I open it, beautiful!

By (Great Yeldham, Halstead, United Kingdom) on 19 Apr. 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

Beautiful book.

We love John's paintings, so we had to have a copy of this celebratory book. As you would expect, the illustrations are vivid and beautiful and there are also lots of photographs to enjoy. There are many contributors, but I found the comments by his wife and fellow artist Joanne, and their daughters, particularly interesting and a lovely insight. This book is a great way to view many of the collection and understand a little more about the artist himself. We love the little illustaration at the front too, a lovely touch!

By (Bedford, United Kingdom) on 19 Apr. 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

Delighted with this marvellous book

Delighted to receive this marvellous book absolutely full of beautifully reproduced paintings that capture all the rich colours and charming detail of John Dyer’s work. With just the right amount of text to give you some history and ‘thinking’ behind the development of the artist, his practice, I was delighted to discover one of my own paintings featured in this marvellous book: ‘Spring fun Godrevy’, (2009; p 144). This newly published book is an ideal companion for those who admire Dyer’s unique talent; I shall enjoy the reading and the paintings alike.

By (Rickmansworth, United Kingdom) on 18 Apr. 2018 (John Dyer Book. Painting the Colours of the World. Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh) :
(5/5

This is the most wonderful and brilliant book I have ever seen!

John Dyer's brand new book Painting the Colours of the World is the most wonderful and brilliant book I have ever seen! Every page and every picture is a masterpiece of vibrant colour! They make you wish you could own every painting. I am out at the moment and haven't had a chance to read the text but there is plenty to read too. I am very priviledged to have an early copy but I couldn't recommend this more highly! I have many of John's limited edition prints with more on the way and I love them all so much! He is definitely my favourite artist and he is always very friendly and helpful.

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