Art blog from Cornwall featuring Cornish artists John Dyer, Joanne Short and Ted Dyer. Our artists are some of Cornwall's leading and most acclaimed contemporary painters and have exhibited in Cornwall, London, Monaco and Japan for many decades. Our art blog brings you all the latest art gallery news from Cornwall and the Côte d'Azur and the latest news from all of our artists.
Nick Wiles from the Eden Project asked John to explore Eden's 'A Time of Gifts' season in paint. The original painting was snapped up by Eden’s CEO Tim Smit and the limited edition prints are now available from Eden Retail.
'I am delighted to be able to support this wonderful charity. The painting 'Blue Sky, Tresco' is of one of my favourite places and a place that my family feels relaxed, happy and safe in. Children In Need raises awareness and money to support children that sometimes miss out on those qualities in life and I hope that the auction of this original painting will help in some way to support children in need.'
During April and May John has be joined by a film crew from ITV who have filmed him paintingin the garden at Antony House, and The Tresco Abbey Gardens. The footage will form part of a new series exploring artists and gardens which is due to be screened in October 2005. The film crew also filmed John's wife Joanne Short and daughter Martha-Lilly Dyer painting in Tresco Abbey Gardens.
Falmouth Art Gallery worked in partnership with Falmouth Youth Club, Swamp Circus and leading Falmouth artists John Dyer and Jo Short to create an exciting float for the Falmouth Carnival. The theme was ‘Falmouth Youth Club visits Falmouth Art Gallery’.
John's latest exhibition on the island of Tresco has been a huge success. The gallery had kept it secret from John that virtually the entire catalogue had pre-sold prior to the private view.
John Dyer was invited by Porthleven School to open their new mural based on his work. The children have spent many weeks planning and painting the mural which forms the focal point for their courtyard garden area.
Peter Hampel the art director of Eden and John Dyer, Eden's 'Painter in Residence' worked together to facilitate John painting a new 'iconic' painting of this huge event. Signed prints available now from The John Dyer Gallery.
John Dyer’s painting of Glendurgan has been purchased by the National Trust to be hung on permanent display at Glendurgan Gardens. Both the trust and the artist John Dyer are delighted. You will be able to see the painting at the visitors entrance to the gardens from mid April 2005.
John's paintings of banana farming in Costa Rica are to be used as part of a new exhibit by the International Network for the improvement of Banana and Plantain. The exhibit will be shown at the Eden Project next summer ,2006, but the inauguration at the Central Library of Leuven in Belgium is on 18 October at 14h00. After Belgium the exhibit will move to the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens until the end of the Science Festival.
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