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Above: Artist John Dyer painting in the rainforest of Borneo with endangered orangutans.

Family of artists on TV

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Family of artists on TV

Left: John, Joanne and Martha-Lilly in Tresco Abbey Gardens during the fiming of 'The Painted Garden' for ITV Westcountry.

During April and May John has be joined by a film crew from ITV who have filmed him paintingin the garden at Antony House, and The Tresco Abbey Gardens. The footage will form part of a new series exploring artists and gardens which is due to be screened in October 2005. The film crew also filmed John's wife Joanne Short and daughter Martha-Lilly Dyer painting in Tresco Abbey Gardens.

"THE PAINTED GARDEN takes us on a journey through some of the most important gardens in the region and beyond which continue to inspire today. The series also takes the opportunity to celebrate the work of some of the region's most popular artists, such as John Dyer, who has been greatly inspired by the colours and structures of gardens. Joining Chris are artist garden historian Toby Musgrave, art historian Sam Smiles and garden designer Penelope Hobhouse."

It is directed and produced by Grace Kitto.

Watch video from the TV series