Daffodils, daisies, a banana plant and palm create a sub-tropical view towards Pendennis headland and the castle in this John Dyer painting. Seals, sailing boats and swimmers enjoy the brilliant blue sea and seagulls swoop across the Cornish blue sky.
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.