The approach to Liverpool across the Mersey River is one of the most famous ferry crossings in the world and artist John Dyer not only enjoyed his experience of arriving in Liverpool on the Peter Blake designed ferry but has celebrated Liverpool in this extraordinary new painting. A host of river craft fill the canvas alongside seals, seagulls and Liver birds creating a unique image of Liverpool.
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.