The Christmas lights of Mousehole in Cornwall are one of the highlights of the season and one that artist John Dyer delights in painting. Swirling stars in the night sky and colourful reflections in the inky deep blue water are the real features of this new work. A couple embraces on the quayside and the lights of the cottages twinkle in the background. A beautiful romantic Cornish nocture.
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.