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Discover Original Art: The Best Paintings for Sale Online to Elevate Your Space

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Best Paintings for Sale Online | John Dyer Gallery Cornwall

Are you interested in finding an original painting for sale for your home? Navigate our collection of authentic art here at The John Dyer Gallery, handpicked to delight collectors and art lovers alike. This article is your guide to finding that special piece, one that fits your space and your personal narrative without stretching your finances. Step into the world of original paintings and uncover the ideal art for your home or office.

Buy Original Paintings Online

  • The availability of original artwork online, like those from international artists Ted Dyer and John Dyer, makes the art-buying process an accessible and enriching experience, allowing for discovery and purchase of unique handpicked pieces that capture the essence of locations which have special importance to our artists, such as Cornwall, France and Italy.

  • Emerging talent and local artists are celebrated and promoted through platforms such as the John Dyer Gallery Art Blog, offering insights into the artists’ inspirations and showcasing diverse artwork styles that include travel art and Cornish scenes.

  • With the ease of online art platforms like Art2Arts, art acquisition is simplified, offering hassle-free purchases, transparent pricing, and a range of original artworks that cater to various preferences, styles, and budgets.

Discovering Original Paintings

prints by Cornish artists at the John Dyer Gallery

Picture this: an original painting, capturing light and tranquility in such a way that it resonates with you and your own family memories. This isn’t a mere fantasy for art enthusiasts. Independent artists, like Cornish artists Ted Dyer and his son John Dyer, are renowned for their ability to encapsulate such unique qualities within their artwork, making the art-buying process not just a transaction but a personal experience.

If you are undecided about which painting to acquire, here at the John Dyer Gallery we can arrange an appointment to come to the gallery to take a look while you make your choice.

Handpicked Originals

Traditional Ted Dyer paintings in oil

In the sea of original paintings available online, your perfect piece could waiting to be discovered here at the John Dyer Gallery. Ted Dyer, an international artist, is known for his exquisite use of paint and colour. His artwork, inspired by Cornwall’s unique light and tranquillity, is a testament to the talent of independent artists in our midst. In his 80s now, Ted's work is becoming less available and something to be collected.

Ted Dyer's original paintingsare available for purchase at the Cornish Gallery in Falmouth, Cornwall. Please note that we are open for visits, by appointment only, but are happy to welcome you to our gallery if you have any particular work you would like to view.

Affordable Original Art

The John Dyer Gallery, an online art platform, dispels the myth that original fine art is beyond affordability. We have a philosophy of making affordable artaccessible to all. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned collector or a beginner, an original piece is waiting to be added to your collection.

The Artist's Touch - paintings by John Dyer

John Dyer, another prominent contemporary artist from Cornwall, has a unique ability to capture the essence of his subject. His work is exhibited in several of UK’s national art collections, demonstrating its wide-reaching appeal and significance.

The John Dyer Gallery Magazine Art Blog gives a glimpse into the lives, paintings, and sources of inspiration of these artists, helping us understand the creators behind the masterpieces.

Celebrating Local Artists

Original paintings on display at The John Dyer Gallery

Above: Artwork on display at the John Dyer Gallery

Immerse yourself in the Cornish art scene and appreciate the works of local artists such as Joanne Short, John Dyer, and Ted Dyer. With over fifty years of exhibition history, these artists have made significant contributions to the local art community, receiving acknowledgment from prestigious organisations and individuals alike. They indeed capture the essence of Cornwall in their paintings, providing us with a gateway to the tranquillity of Cornwall’s coastline.

Art from Cornwall

Cornwall, with its captivating landscapes and unique coastal light, has been an inspiration to many artists. The region’s tranquility is beautifully encapsulated in the artwork of Ted Dyer and other notable artists like Joanne Short and John Dyer. Their original paintings narrate the tale of Cornwall’s serene allure, making them a must-have for anyone looking to buy art that echoes the beauty of the rugged cornish coastline and gorgeous beaches.

'Cornish Summer, Sennen Cove', 24x36 inches acrylic on board. Cornwall Art Gallery Painting by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Above: 'Cornish Summer, Sennen Cove', 24x36 inches acrylic on board. Cornwall Art Gallery Painting by Cornish Artist John Dyer

The John Dyer Gallery Magazine Art Blog gives a glimpse into the lives, paintings, and sources of inspiration of these artists, helping us understand the creators behind the masterpieces. It is a platform dedicated to these emerging artists, regularly highlights new talent and their artwork. It provides a window into the artists’ world, covering topics such as art history, inspirations behind the artwork, and the vibrant art scene of regions like Cornwall.

This platform showcases the dynamic art community this family of artists inhabits, fostering their talent and shining a light on their work.

International Artworks on Sale

The world itself is a huge canvas, and popular artists like John Dyer and Joanne Short have painted their way across it. Their travel art paintings, inspired by their journeys to various countries like France and Italy, Kenya, America and Australia and the Amazon Rainforest, are a testament to the diversity and beauty of our world, making them a true delight for art lovers.

Global Art Gallery

The John Dyer Gallery, a prominent online art gallery in Cornwall, exhibits the finest Cornish art. The gallery boasts a diverse range of:

The collectibility and enjoyment of Cornish art are a testament to the recognition and talent of local artists, making it highly sought after in the contemporary art market.

Cross-Cultural Creations

John Dyer’s global travel art project, Last Chance to Paint, takes art beyond the confines of a studio. It encourages young artists and schools to connect with endangered plants, people, places, and animals through art. Dyer has travelled to various countries, from Costa Rica to Kenya, creating art that resonates with the uniqueness and beauty of these places.

With these art projects, Last Chance to Paint aims to inspire and educate, making art a universal language that transcends borders and teaches children about the fragility of the natural world. John regularly hosts online webinars for schools, enabling many thousands of children at one time to access his paintings, getting whole classes across many schools to paint alongside him. In partnership with the charity Born Free, children are able to learn all about the animals they are painting and about the environment they inhabit.

Photo of children following the Last Chance to Paint webinar 

Above: Photo of children following the Last Chance to Paint webinar

His project stands as a reminder of what we stand to lose and the role art plays in preserving our world’s beauty.

Find Your Perfect Piece

Finding the perfect artwork is akin to discovering a fragment of your soul captured in a painting. The right artwork not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your space but also resonates with your personal style and experiences.

How does one discover the perfect piece? The quest can be daunting. However, understanding your personal taste and the balance between colour and space can guide your search.

Style Guide

Much like fashion, art comes in numerous styles, each with distinct charm and appeal. The world of art is a kaleidoscope of styles waiting to be explored. Here at the John Dyer Gallery our artists have very distinctive styles, giving you a wide choice to suit your personal taste.

'Puffins at Pentle Bay, Tresco'. 33x40 inches original art acrylic on board. Paintings of Cornwall by Cornish Artist John Dyer
Above: 'Puffins at Pentle Bay, Tresco'. 33x40 inches original art acrylic on board by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Do you like bright colourful paintings of people, places and animals enjoying the landscape around them? Then John Dyer's paintings will suit you perfectly.

'Sails in the Bay. Pentle Bay, Tresco', 12x16 inches original art oil on canvas. Paintings of Cornwall by Cornish Artist Ted Dyer
Above: 'Sails in the Bay. Pentle Bay, Tresco', 12x16 inches original art oil on canvas. Paintings of Cornwall by Cornish Artist Ted Dyer

Would you rather choose something more traditional - a painting with soft colours and exquisite brushstrokes by Ted Dyer perhaps?

'Lilies and Orchids, Green Bank, Falmouth’. 24x24 inches still life oil on canvas. Garden Painting of Cornwall by Cornish Artist Joanne Short
Above: 'Lilies and Orchids, Green Bank, Falmouth’. 24x24 inches still life oil on canvas. Garden Painting of Cornwall by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

Or maybe you prefer the flowery calm of a Joanne Short painting of a Cornish seascape or a stunning still life with beautiful patterned vases of flowers on colourful tablecloths, with a cornish view outside an open window?

We have lots of choice here at The John Dyer Gallery - we believe there is a painting to suit anyone looking to brighten up their walls and create a happy environment in their home.

Understanding these styles and identifying one that truly resonates with you is the first step towards finding your perfect piece.

Colour and Space Harmony

Art goes beyond the painting itself; it’s about how the artwork engages with its environment. The harmony between the colour and space of your room and the artwork can either make or break the aesthetic appeal of your space.

Understanding the principles of colour harmony and the impact of art scale on your space can help you choose the perfect piece that not only complements your decor but also enhances the overall harmony of your space. Think about the space where you are hoping to display your new piece of artwork - look at the size and shape of the wall and the colours of the existing decor. This will help you narrow down your choices to make it less daunting.

Art for Every Collector

collage of artwork from the John Dyer Gallery

Much like languages, art is a universal medium, offering something for every individual. Whether you are just beginning your art collection journey or are an experienced collector, platforms like offer a wide range of original artwork for you to choose from.

So, whether you are looking for affordable pieces to start your collection or investment-worthy masterpieces, there’s an artwork waiting to be discovered.

Start Your Collection

While embarking on an art collection may appear daunting, it need not be so. The John Dyer Gallery makes the process of starting your art collection hassle-free. With easy payment options and free worldwide delivery, you can start your art collection right from the comfort of your home.

There's no time like the present, so why not kickstart your art collection journey today and benefit from an improved interior for generations to come.

Investment Pieces

Art transcends mere visual pleasure; it serves as a potential investment. High-quality, investment-worthy artwork can appreciate in value over time, making it a worthy addition to your collection. Cornish painters like Fred Yates, Joan Gilcrest and Bryan Pierce have become valuable collector's items over time and are now almost inaccessible to the average painting buyer.

So, the next time you buy art, consider it as an investment, not just for your walls but for your future as well. Divided over the years you will have to enjoy your painting, it will always be an investment.

Direct from the Artist's Studio

Visualise purchasing art straight from the artist’s studio! You read that correctly. You can purchase original artwork directly from the artists’ studios. This not only ensures the authenticity of the artwork but also gives you a personal connection with the creator of the artwork.

So, the next time you buy art, remember, you’re not just buying a painting; you’re buying a piece of the artist’s soul. Once you have narrowed your choice down of our available original paintings by considering the space and your budget, telephone and make an appointment to visit our gallery - we will be delighted to host you and help you with your decision, after all, it is an important decision. If you are purchasing a large piece and you live in Cornwall, we will also drive your painting to your home so that you can see the painting in location, alleviating any worries you may have.

Artist Marketplace

Within the art sphere, the artist’s marketplace is a flourishing platform that allows you to:

  • Procure original artwork straight from the creators

  • Ensure the authenticity of the artwork

  • Provide a unique buying experience as you get to interact directly with the artist.

With a wide range of artists selling their work, the artist marketplace is the perfect place to discover your perfect piece.

Studio Stories

Art goes beyond the final outcome; it encompasses the creative journey that leads to it. Studio stories give you a peek into this journey, taking you behind the scenes of the artists’ studios, and giving you insights into their creative processes and inspirations.

Artist Joanne Short, working in her studio

Above: Artist Joanne Short, working in her studio

So, the next time you look at a painting, remember that it’s not just a piece of art; it’s the culmination of a journey, a story waiting to be told.

If you are interested in the history of our gallery artists, follow us on our art blog where you will find all sorts of interesting information. Also take a look at John Dyer's book 'Painting the colours of the world' with forwarded by Alan Titchmarsh, which talks about all John's adventures up to 2018 on his painting travels.

Shop by Category

Art shopping can seem overwhelming due to the wide variety and multitude of options at your disposal. But what if you could shop by category, filtering artwork based on your preferences and styles? Whether you’re a fan of Landscape art or have a soft spot for Seascape Art, shopping by category allows you to navigate the art world with ease and find pieces that truly resonate with you. Try typing into the search bar particular places you want to. see.

Genre Gems

Art spans diverse genres, each carrying its individual charm and allure. Whether it’s the dreamy strokes of landscape art by Ted Dyer or the bold colours of a still life by Joanne Short, each genre offers a unique perspective and style.

So, whether you’re an seascape art enthusiast or a landscape art lover, there’s a genre gem waiting to be discovered.

Medium Mastery

In the realm of art, the medium is the enchantment. From the delicate strokes of watercolour to the bold textures of oil paint, each medium brings a unique quality to the artwork. Understanding these mediums and their unique features can help you appreciate the artwork even more and find pieces that truly resonate with your style and preference. Try reading around the subject and learn about the different mediums availkable.

Art Shopping Made Simple

The era of acquiring art just through visiting galleries and auctions has passed. In today’s digital age, buying original artwork is as simple as a click of a button. With secure online transactions, transparent pricing, and no hidden fees, offers a seamless and reliable process for purchasing artwork online.

Whether you’re an experienced collector or a beginner, you can purchase art with simplicity and assurance.

Hassle-Free Purchase

At the John Dyer Gallery, we believe that buying art should be a joy, not a chore. That’s why we offer a range of flexible payment options and currency choices, all processed securely and encrypted.

Regardless of your location in the world, you can purchase original artwork with convenience and tranquillity through our sale online.

Customer Care Commitment

At the heart of a great art shopping experience is exceptional customer care. Whether it’s answering queries, providing post-purchase assistance, or handling returns and refunds, we believe in going the extra mile to ensure a smooth and enjoyable art shopping experience.

After all, we’re not merely selling art; we’re fostering a community of art enthusiasts.

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As we conclude our journey through the world of original art, we hope this guide has not only provided you with useful insights but also ignited a spark of inspiration. Whether you’re starting your art collection, looking to invest in high-quality masterpieces, or simply appreciate the beauty of original art, remember this: art is a language that speaks to the soul. So, listen to it, connect with it, and let it inspire you - a painting will last for years and give you many hours of enjoyment every day and is, therefore, one of the best investments you will ever make.

Find and Buy Original Paintings Online

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the value of an original painting?

To find the value of an original painting, consider the artist's notoriety, the painting's dimensions, its physical condition, historical significance, and market demand. These factors determine the monetary value of a painting.

What is considered an original painting?

An original painting is considered to be an authentic work created by an artist, not a reproduction or imitation. It is the first version of a painting, not subsequent prints, reproductions, or imitations.

What are some of the popular art genres?

Some popular art genres include Abstract Expressionism, Art Nouveau, Baroque, Pop Art, Contemporary Art, and Surrealism, among others. Explore these diverse genres to find what resonates with you.

How can I start my art collection?

You can start your art collection by purchasing affordable and original paintings from platforms like The John Dyer Gallery, which offers easy payment options and free worldwide delivery. Happy collecting!

How can I ensure the artwork I buy will fit in with my existing decor?

When choosing artwork for your space, consider color harmony and the impact of art scale on your decor to ensure the pieces complement your existing colour scheme and enhance the overall harmony of your space.

Have you seen some art in this article you are considering purchasing?

If you would like help or advice in choosing and investing in the perfect piece of art for your interior and art collection, please feel free to get in touch. We are delighted to answer your questions and can suggest additional art prints or original paintings that will be perfect for you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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