The amazing vistas of the Isles of scilly are captured in this jewel like painting by Cornish artist John Dyer. The deep ultramarine sky sets of the turquoise blue sea and blue agapanthus which are set perfectly against the white sand of the beach. A puffin and seagulls soar overhead and sailing boats sail across the horizon. A couple stroll along the beach and swimmers enjoy a quick dip.
John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.