This John Dyer painting of Tresco really captures the essence of the island in August. Blue agapanthus and hottentot figs flower in the dunes. The white sand of the beach sparkles in the summer light and the clear turquoise and blue sea gently laps at the shore. Puffins and seagulls fly through the Cornish blue sky and in the distance we can see sailing boats and a lighthouse. Beautiful.
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.