"We are lucky enough to live and work in one of the most beautiful and inspiring parts of the world. Our home in Cornwall with its tantalising glimpses of the sea and wrought iron balconies forms the creative centre of this world. Waking up to the sound of seagulls and the changing light on the sea, people coming and going from the hotels and promenading along the sea front makes us feel that we are on holiday at home. We watch the top hatted door men welcome new visitors, waiters busily putting up stripy umbrellas for morning coffee and we feel part of the holiday excitement. It is a real treat to be part of this optimistic holiday atmosphere and our paintings record the things that we love to watch and places that we visit. A days painting is always a delight, especially if it involves sunshine, sea and icecreams. Our world is full of beachy treats."
John Dyer and Joanne Short 2000