John Dyer Painting. Clearwater Cave Swimmers, Mulu, Borneo
"The 107km subterranean river that flows through the Mulu cave system emerges in an upwelling in Clearwater pool which has crystal clear water. It is a perfect tropical paradise surrounded by rainforest plants and animals. Swimming in the pool after exploring the cave system was wonderful & this joyous painting celebrates the moment the Last Chance to Paint team took the plunge!"
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.