John Dyer Painting. Ferries and Fun, Ambleside Pier, The Lake District
The sheer fun and delight of messing about in boats and family ferry rides on the lakes in the Lake District is captured in this colourful John Dyer painting of Ambleside Pier on Lake Windermere. The artist visited the Lakes during his travels around England in the summer and was immediately drawn to the ferry boats and fun of the area. A perfect celebration of a day out on Lake Windermere.
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.