John Dyer Painting. Spiritual Butterflies, Rio Gregório, Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
"The power and beauty of water combined with the energy and spirituality of the tribe have inspired my painting. Spiritual butterflies fly across the rainforest which is painted with energetic brush marks and colours. The river is the source of life for the Yawanawá and this painting is a celebration of their deep connection to the rainforest."
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.
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Above: Artist John Dyer painting the Rio Gregorio in the Yawanawá tribal village of Mutum deep in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil.
Above: Yellow Amazon rainforest butterflies inspire artist John Dyer as he paints in the rainforest.
Above: An Amazon butterfly settles on the edge of John Dyer's painting as he works in the Amazon rainforest with the Yawanawá tribe.
By Prerna M. (Beckenham, United Kingdom) on 20 June 2020 (John Dyer Painting. Spiritual Butterflies, Rio Gregório, Amazon Rainforest, Brazil) :
I am so thrilled with this purchase - the painting brings joy to my whole family every time we see it on our wall (and it’s the first thing we see when we enter our home!). The colours are beautifully vibrant and there’s something new to appreciate each time you look at it. I particularly love John Dyer’s series of travel paintings and the ethos behind his work on the rainforest. I am so grateful to own a piece of this story, thank you.