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


PRE-ORDER 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. 50 special remarqued first edition copies, with a unique drawing in are also available.

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  • Limited to 50 copies: Signed, Numbered & Remarqued with a drawing

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Description Art book
Paper type 170 gsm silk
Number of pages 350
Cover style Hard back
Book page size A4: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN number 978-1-9996432-0-1
Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, DL
Author Kate Dinn, MA
Publisher The John Dyer Gallery
Number of photographs in book More than 180 photographs of the artist and key moments from his life and career
Number of paintings illustrated More than 320 paintings are illustrated in the book
Book Edition First edition book. Only 100 copies in the first edition
Book Title Painting the Colours of the World

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John Dyer will be 50 years old this year and as part of this celebration 50 copies of this very special book will be numbered and signed by the artist and in addition John Dyer will also do a unique drawing in each of the numbered books making them very special collectors items. We expect these specially customised versions of the book to sell out quickly and pre-ordering is suggested to guarantee your copy. First edition copies that have been hand-sketched 'remarqued' by the artist are truly unique and collectable copies and they are exclusive to the John Dyer Gallery.

You can select to purchase unsigned, signed or signed & remarqued from the book options when you buy online. Free UK delivery.

"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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