Original Painting. Huggable Loveable Lemurs. Newquay Zoo. Darwin 200 Official Painting by artist in residence John Dyer.
A very special painting of Ringtailed Lemurs painted during John Dyer's residency for the Darwin 200 UK celebrations. Appointed as the officil artist for the UK celebration this painting was painted in the lemur enclosure at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall. The lemurs climbed all over the artist's easel while he was in the enclosure. Tropical plants with bright oranges & lime greens create a jungle feel.
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.