John Dyer Painting. Andean Potato Pickers, Amaru, Peru
The culture & colours of Peru radiate from this beautiful painting. Painted in the high Andes during John’s residency for the UN’s year of the potato. The amazing biodiversity of the potato harvest can be seen in the colours & forms in the foreground. Condors fly overhead & the Andes can be seen in the background. A stunning painting that will resonate with those who love Peru. Read more below:
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.
Ready to hang
Strung with picture cord and ready to hang
The biodiversity of the harvest in Peru is not only visually stunning, but essential to life. The farmers plant a wide variety of each crop to ensure that unexpected rain/drought/cold or heat will not wipe out an entire year’s harvest. A harvest may be reduced by unfavourable conditions but by preserving the biodiversity of the crop they ensure a bountiful harvest each season. The potato tubers come in many shapes, sizes and colours and are collected together on colourful fabrics in the fields for sorting. This painting celebrates the diversity of the harvest and the colourful friendly people of Peru. John Dyer