Painting by John Dyer. Island Life, Pentle Bay, Tresco
This stunning painting by artist John Dyer explores the wonderful landscape and colours of Pentle Bay on the island of Tresco. Our view is through towering blue echium flowers and wild grasses growing in the sand dunes. A family can be seen on the white beach and swimmers and seals enjoy the brilliant blue sea. Sailing boats, puffins and seagulls complete this perfect painting.
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.