Published on 06/19/2017
St Ives is blessed with world class views, beaches and coastal walks which have inspired contemporary artists from the 1950s to today to paint the wonderful landscape. Godrevy Lodge is St Ives latest and most desirable holiday home and the accommodation has been carefully considered with key rooms featuring the art of John Dyer.
Limited edition prints by John Dyer bring the landscape of St Ives bay into the house. The beautiful framing and vibrant colours in the prints link well with the contemporary furniture and accents of colour the owners have used throughout this gorgeous property.
By hanging contemporary Cornish art in this seaside holiday home a real sense of place is created. It lifts the interior and creates a unique space to be in, a celebration of design, Cornish art and contemporary architecture.
"What I love about the space is that the owners have identified that by hanging real Cornish art they can lift the whole experience of staying in this holiday home. It creates immediate authenticity and culture and brings the landscape of this amazing part of Cornwall into the living spaces." John Dyer.
John Gwilliam the property owner explained how he came across the art of John Dyer. "Having purchased a property in St Ives , it was vital that we sourced local artwork , after an images google search the John Dyer artwork jumps out from the page , a quick answerphone message was left and within days we were sitting in John Dyer's front room choosing from a variety of amazing paintings. John’s daughter Martha-Lilly went off with our grandson and left us to choose in peace – what a fantastic experience."
"Our New home in St Ives is decorated in a very contemporary way, we needed to lift the walls with bright colours and John’s contemporary artwork just fits in perfectly. All of the art we purchased was fantastic, all local to us but our particular favourites are Snowy St Ives and Spring Fun Godrevy Lighthouse for obvious reasons"
We asked Mr Gwilliam how he felt the art enhanced his property and the holidays that people will have there. "We have introduced a number of pieces of Artwork , from John Dyer's limited edition prints, to a bespoke vista of St Ives in glass some 4m long, to some further glassware by Jo Downs – all of the above enhance the total experience at Godrevy Lodge – This is not a holiday home in Cornwall, but our home in Cornwall - we strongly believe that if you present a property in immaculate condition it is not only loved by the tenants but looked after so much better."
The John Dyer Gallery has a wide range of signed framed prints and vintage style art posters that are perfect for holiday homes. The Tresco Estate and the island of Tresco have a large collection of contemporary art and prints from many artists, including the work of John Dyer, that is hung in the wide variety of holiday cottages around the island and the Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher.
It is wonderful to see an increasing number of clients supporting and celebrating the work of our artists in their holiday homes in Cornwall.
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