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Discover the Best Local Prints: Unique Art for Your Home

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Discover the Best Local Prints - artists Joanne Short and John Dyer

Above: Local artists Joanne Short and John Dyer pictured in Falmouth with a range of local Tall Ships Art Prints. Buy online.

Are you wanting to find unique art for your homePrints and posters of local scenes offer distinct, high-quality artworks made by talented artists in your community. This article reveals how to discover these prints, why they are valuable, and how supporting local artists helps your community. Learn about featured artists, print techniques, and tips to enhance your space with local art.

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Key Takeaways

  • Buying local artists’ prints supports the creative community and enhances your home’s aesthetic with unique and regionally inspired art.

  • High-quality print techniques ensure precise colour reproduction and fine detail, making each print a masterpiece in its own right.

  • Custom framing enhances and protects your art, with options available to match any home decor style, ensuring your prints remain in pristine condition.

Local Artists' Prints

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Here at The John Dyer Gallery we have several local artists’ prints offering a diverse range of options that capture the vibrancy, architecture, and natural beauty of their surroundings - we have cityscapes, landscapes and seascapes in different styles. Take Cornwall, for example, where our local artists create a range of stunning prints of their original paintings that reflect their personal experiences and emotions, making each piece unique and deeply connected to the region.

For art lovers, exploring local prints is a delightful adventure and a fantastic way to take lovely memories back to your home. Each print tells a story, whether it’s a serene beach scene, a bustling market, or an intimate portrayal of daily life. The variety of styles and themes available ensures that there is something for everyone, from contemporary designs to classic impressions.

Selecting local artists’ prints not only enhances your home’s aesthetics but also backs the passionate creators who pour their heart and soul into each piece. If you are on holiday, what better way to capture those holiday memories and take them back home with you.

Featured Local Artists

examples of limited edition prints by artist John Dyer
Above: Examples of limited edition prints by artist John Dyer

Among the many talented artists in Cornwall, John Dyer stands out as one of the UK’s most exciting postmodern plein-air painters. Known for his vibrant colour palette and dynamic compositions, John’s work is widely collected and admired worldwide. His paintings, which capture the joy and essence of life, hang in national collections, including Falmouth Art Gallery and The Eden Project. As the artist in residence for the Eden Project and an official Artist for the Earth with, John’s contributions to the art world are both significant and inspirational.

Joanne Short, another prominent Cornish artist, is celebrated as an acclaimed colourist painter. Her works are a riot of colour and energy, often depicting the lush gardens and stunning landscapes of Cornwall. Joanne’s ability to capture the vibrant hues of nature has made her a favourite among collectors worldwide. One of her notable pieces, ‘Colourful vases of flowers, Helford,’ showcases her talent for infusing everyday scenes with a burst of life and colour.

limited edition print of Helford by artist Joanne Short
Above: ‘Colourful vases of flowers, Helford,’ limited edition print by Joanne Short

Ted Dyer, known as Cornwall’s best-known impressionist artist, has a painting career that spans over 60 years. His works, often described as modern masterpieces, exhibit a lifetime of knowledge about the Cornish landscape and his chosen medium of oils. Ted’s paintings are cherished for their exquisite use of light and soft colour, making him one of Cornwall’s most widely collected artists. Each piece of his work is a testament to his passion for capturing the beauty of Cornwall.

Supporting Local Talent

Room sets displaying prints by John Dyer and Joanne Short
Purchasing local artists’ prints is more than just acquiring beautiful art. Investing in local art not only benefits the artists, but contributes to your community and helps preserve cultural heritage for upcoming generations. Local prints designed for various interiors, from beach house styles to modern kitchens, can be displayed in any room, adding personality and character to your home. Supporting local talent ensures that the rich artistic traditions of your region continue to flourish and inspire.

High-Quality Print Techniques

The beauty of some artists’ fine art prints lies not only in their subject matter but also in the techniques used to create them. High-quality print techniques ensure that each piece is rendered with precise colour reproduction and fine detail, making the art come alive on your walls. Techniques such as relief printing, lino cuts and intaglio are expertly employed to achieve stunning results.

Relief printing, for example, involves printing from a raised surface where non-image areas have been cut away. Woodcut and linocut are popular relief techniques that use wood and linoleum blocks, respectively, to create intricate designs. On the other hand, intaglio printing involves cutting into the surface of a plate, where ink is held and transferred to paper under pressure. Aquatint, an intaglio method, uses powdered rosin to create beautiful tonal effects through acid etching. These techniques ensure that each print is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and artistry.

Archival Quality Materials

To ensure the longevity and vibrancy of your art prints, it is crucial to use archival quality materials.Archival ink and paper are designed for longevity, often lasting over 100 years under normal lighting conditions. This means that the prints you invest in today will retain their brilliance and beauty for generations to come.

Signed print by John Dyer, archival inks on museum-quality watercolour paper
Above: Signed print by John Dyer, archival inks on museum-quality watercolour paper

The John Dyer Gallery creates wall art prints using museum-quality paper and inks, ensuring that each piece is of the highest standard. This commitment to quality means that your prints will not only look stunning on your walls but also stand the test of time.

Opting for archival quality materials translates to a shrewd investment in art that will last and be treasured for many years.

Custom Framing Options

Custom framing is an excellent way to enhance the appearance and protection of your art prints. With custom framing options, you can choose from a wide range of materials and styles to match your home decor preferences. Each framed print is individually handmade to order, offering a personalized touch that mass-produced frames cannot provide.

Framing not only gives your prints a polished and professional look but also helps protect them from damage. This added layer of protection ensures that your prints remain in pristine condition for years to come. Opting for custom framing enables you to create a harmonious and stylish display that suits your interior design.

Frame Styles

Open edition print 'Clear Waters, Tresco' by Ted Dyer in a set of different frames
Above: Open edition print 'Clear Waters, Tresco' by Ted Dyer in a set of different frames

The John Dyer Gallery offers a variety of simple frame styles to suit different tastes and decor themes. Some options include:

  • Black frames: provide a sleek and modern look that complements contemporary artworks

  • White frames: offer a clean and minimalist aesthetic, making them perfect for highlighting colorful prints

  • Natural wood frames: bring a warm, rustic charm, ideal for traditional or eclectic interiors

Each frame style is designed to enhance the artwork and match your home decor preferences. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist look or a more classic, warm feel, there is a frame option that will perfectly complement your prints and make them stand out on your walls.

Our signed limited edition prints are only available unframed, allowing the customer to choose exactly what style frame they prefer and what will suit their decor.

Global Shipping and Fulfilment

One of the significant advantages of purchasing posters and open edition prints from the John Dyer Gallery is the global shipping and fulfillment services available. With production facilities in the UK, USA, EU, and Australia, you can rest assured that your orders will be fulfilled quickly and efficiently. This global reach ensures that you receive your prints without the hassle of import charges, making the entire process smooth and hassle-free.

The gallery’s fulfillment system offers the following benefits:

  • Orders are routed based on the shipping destination, ensuring quick delivery

  • No worries about customs delays or additional fees

  • A choice of frame sizes and colours, and fulfillment options enhance the overall experience

With these features, it’s easier than ever to acquire stunning art for your home.

Secure Packaging

Ensuring that your limited edition prints arrive in pristine condition is a top priority for the John Dyer Gallery. The gallery uses robust, sustainable packaging materials to protect your artwork during transit. Prints are covered with recyclable tissue paper to prevent scratches or folds and are placed into recyclable cardboard tubes.

For framed prints, additional protective measures are taken. The prints are secured on all sides with wrapping materials, ensuring they are well-protected. Corner protectors are used to secure the artwork inside the packaging without causing any damage. These careful packaging practices help ensure that your prints arrive in perfect condition, ready to adorn your walls.

Art for Every Space


Sailing around the Islands, Tresco open edition print by Ted Dyer
Above: 'Sailing around the Islands, Tresco' open edition print by Ted Dyer

Art has the power to transform any space, and local artists’ prints are perfect for adding personality and character to your home. Whether you are looking to create a cosy, inviting atmosphere or a bold, statement-making focal point, there is a print that can help you achieve your vision. From living rooms to kitchens, our prints can enhance the mood and perception of any room.

The extensive range of wall art prints available includes works inspired by adventures, expeditions, and travels, ensuring there is something for every taste and style. The prints are created with museum-quality paper and inks, ensuring they remain vibrant and beautiful for years to come. Choosing local prints supports talented artists and brings a slice of their world into your home.

Living Room Decor

The living room is often the heart of the home, and using prints as focal points can add visual interest and character to the space. Here are some ideas for incorporating prints into your living room:

  • Use large canvas prints or paintings as stunning centerpieces above fireplaces or sofas, drawing attention and sparking conversation.

  • Consider the size and format of the wall art to achieve the desired impact.

  • Explore different framing options to further enhance the overall look.

Consider integrating prints with complementing colours and themes to create a cohesive and stylish living room decor. The stunning collection of contemporary artists, including John Dyer and Joanne Short, offers a variety of options inspired by their travels and adventures. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist style or a more vibrant, eclectic look, there is a print that will perfectly suit your living room decor.

Office Wall Art

Incorporating art into your office space can have a significant impact on creativity and employee morale. Local prints can inspire creativity and provide a more stimulating work environment, making the office feel more inviting and less sterile. Displaying art in meeting rooms and common areas can enhance the aesthetics and make the space more welcoming.

poster prints by John Dyer enhancing an office space
Above: Poster prints of Kenya by John Dyer enhancing an office space

Wall art creates a focal point, adds depth and colour, and pulls together the overall design theme in the office. High-quality home office art options include unique posters and prints featuring various inspirational themes and locations. Choosing the appropriate prints can morph your office into an inspiring and productive workspace that mirrors your persona and style.

Discover Local Art Events & Exhibitions

Staying updated on local art events and exhibitions is a great way to discover new prints and paintings and meet the artists behind the works. The John Dyer Gallery hosts a vibrant array of local art events throughout the year, providing plenty of opportunities for art lovers to explore and connect with the art community. Signing up for the Art Collectors Club newsletter is an excellent way to stay informed about upcoming exhibitions and participate in various art projects.

Attending these events allows you to see the art in person, appreciate the finer details, and even engage with the artists themselves. It’s a unique experience that can deepen your connection to the art and the artists, making your collection even more meaningful. Staying informed about local art events allows for the continual discovery of new and exciting pieces to grace your home.

Art Exhibitions

photos of John Dyer and Joanne Short at various exhibitions

The John Dyer Gallery has hosted numerous art exhibitions in prestigious locations such as the National Trust’s St Michael’s Mount, the Hôtel Hermitage in Monaco, and the award-winning Falmouth Art Gallery. These exhibitions have been held in various locations over the past 35 years, including Cornwall, London, Monaco, and France, showcasing the incredible talents of local artists.

In addition to physical exhibitions, the gallery also launches smaller collections of paintings on their website for online art exhibitions. These online exhibitions provide a convenient way for art lovers to explore new works from the comfort of their homes using their browser on the site.

A printed catalogue of new paintings and art is created once or twice a year and sent out to collectors, offering a tangible preview of the latest pieces for selling purposes.

Gift Ideas Featuring Local Prints

Limited edition and open edition prints make thoughtful and unique gifts for art lovers. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, a beautifully crafted print can be a cherished and personal present. Some reasons why local prints make great gifts include:

  • They are unique and not mass-produced

  • They support local artists and the community

  • They can be personalised or customised and come in a variety of sizes

  • They are often more affordable than original artwork

  • They can be easily framed and displayed

Limited edition prints, in particular, are special gifts that art lovers will treasure for years to come. These collectible pieces are not only visually stunning but also hold significant value as part of a limited run.

The variety of themes and styles available ensures that you can find the perfect print for any recipient. Some options include:

  • Vibrant landscapes

  • Intricate cityscapes

  • Abstract designs

  • Wildlife portraits

There is a print that will resonate with every art enthusiast.

Customer Testimonials

The John Dyer Gallery has received glowing reviews from satisfied customers who appreciate the exceptional print quality and unique designs of the local prints. With over 600 five-star reviews and thousands of repeat customers, the gallery has established a reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction. Many customers have shared their positive experiences, highlighting the vibrant colours and meticulous craftsmanship of the prints.

Notable figures and working partners have also praised the gallery and the artists they represent. John Dyer, for instance, is recognised as one of Britain’s leading contemporary painters, known for his joyful and optimistic depictions of landscapes. These testimonials reflect the high regard in which the gallery and its artists are held, reinforcing the value and quality of their work.

Newsletter Signup

Stay informed about the latest art news, offers, and tips by signing up for the John Dyer Gallery newsletter. Joining the Art Collectors Club email list ensures you receive invites to view new exhibitions, updates on new paintings and art print collections, and exciting news about artist blogs. Many customers find these emails to be the best way to stay connected and be among the first to view and purchase new releases.

Plus, signing up for an account entitles you to a 5% off voucher code, making it a great way to start your art collection during our sale.

Social Media Links

Connect with fellow art enthusiasts and featured artists by following the John Dyer Gallery on social media. Engage in conversations with other art lovers and stay up-to-date with the latest prints and artist news by following the gallery on Facebook, Instagram, and X. These platforms offer regular updates and exclusive content, providing a vibrant community for art lovers to share and celebrate their passion.

Follow the gallery on Instagram under the handle @johndyergallery for daily inspirational art posts.


In summary, local artists’ prints offer a unique and personal way to enhance your home decor. From the vibrant works of John Dyer and Joanne Short to the exquisite pieces by Ted Dyer, these prints capture the essence of their surroundings and bring a touch of beauty and inspiration to any space. By supporting local talent, you are investing in your community and helping to sustain a vibrant creative industry.

Whether you are looking to decorate your living room, office, or any other space, there is a print that will perfectly suit your needs. With high-quality print techniques, archival materials, and custom framing options, you can be confident that your prints will remain vibrant and beautiful for years to come. Explore the world of local artists’ prints and discover the perfect pieces to add to your collection by visiting The John Dyer Gallery online now.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy local artists' prints?

You should buy local artists' prints because it supports independent artists, sustains the local art community, and adds a unique touch to your home decor. It's a win-win for everyone involved.

What are archival quality materials?

Archival quality materials like museum-quality paper and inks guarantee that prints stay vibrant and durable for over 100 years under normal lighting conditions.

What framing options are available?

You can choose from black, white, or natural wood framing options at the John Dyer Gallery to complement your home decor. Consider which style best fits your space and personal taste.

How does the John Dyer Gallery ensure secure packaging?

The John Dyer Gallery ensures secure packaging by using robust, sustainable materials like recyclable tissue paper, cardboard tubes, and biodegradable wrapping to protect your prints during transit. This helps in ensuring that your artwork arrives safely.

How can I stay updated on new prints and exhibitions?

You can stay updated on new prints and exhibitions by signing up for the John Dyer Gallery newsletter. It will notify you about new paintings, art print collections, and upcoming exhibitions.

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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.

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