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Each week our art blog brings you a new article exploring the places that inspire our artists. From Cornish cliff walks to painting expeditions in France, Italy and around the world. The John Dyer Gallery art blog will provide you with inspiration and ideas all year round. Our blogs contain links to contemporary paintings, art prints and artist designed gifts that are connected to the subject which make them a wonderful way to discover our artists and their contemporary artwork. Happy reading!

Art Blog from Cornwall

Born in Bristol in 1940, local artist Ted Dyer started his artistic journey in Somerset, where his landscape painting began. He painted romantic scenes of cottages, trees in full blossom populated with human and animal figures all around the Somerset Levels, in his own unique style, alongside very competent still life paintings and dynamic images of galleons at sea.
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Did you know that the ocean covers almost three quarters of the earth's surface? It is no wonder that the coast and sea are a great source of inspiration for many artists and have been for centuries.Many painters have been drawn to the coast to create seascape paintings, paintings of waves, seaside beach scenes, sailing boats on a calm sea, and yachts on a tumultuous sea.

Including Impressionist painters like Claude Monet.

Cornish Artists John Dyer and Joanne Short explore London Art Galleries. This blog talks about the selection of British seascapes and Cornish Art John and Joanne found in Tate Britain to inspire them ready for a new year of painting. 

British artist John Dyer found his inspiration for painting whilst in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil in 1989. Tropical plants, with their energetic and dynamic shapes, have informed the artist's paintings ever since. In the early 1990s, the artist returned to his native Cornwall, where he had grown up as Cornwall benefits from the Gulf Stream warm water current that wells up in the Gulf of Mexico and transports the heat to the far-off coast of Cornwall. This heat has allowed many Caribbean and sub-tropical plants to thrive in the region providing John Dyer with endless tropical and Caribbean wall art inspiration.
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Cornwall is the most fantastic county in the UK, well as far as we are concerned, as its geographical dimensions allow you to travel from the rugged, windswept wide sandy beaches and cliffs of the North Coast of Cornwall to the sheltered coast and sub-tropical feel of the South Coast of Cornwall in just 7.7 miles between St Ives and Penzance. In between, there are moorlands, ancient standing stones, stunning vistas and the evocative remains of the once mighty tin mining industry. Cornwall has it all, and it has not gone unnoticed by the many artists who have frequented Cornwall for the past 200 years.
Throughout art history, the beach and sea have been popular subjects for painters worldwide. The beauty and character of seaside towns and villages have been depicted over the years by many artists - from the French Impressionists and post-impressionists on the southern coast of France, Normandy and Pont Aven in Brittany, to the Newlyn School of Painters in Cornwall in the southwest of England. From Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso to JMW Turner and the Newlyn School of painters, the beach has been a source of inspiration. In this blog, we will look at some of our favourite paintings of the beach.
In the summer of 2022, artists John Dyer and Joanne Short took a short trip to New York City. The paintings they created during their time feature the iconic new york skyline and capture the essence of New York City in the summertime and winter. From the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to the tranquillity of Central Park, these paintings show off all that New York has to offer. If you're looking for a taste of NYC to hang in your home, these unique new paintings could be perfect for you.
Flowers have been a popular subject for paintings throughout history. They are beautiful and can be used to create stunning compositions. This blog post will explore the history of floral paintings in western art, from the early masters to the modern-day artists who continue to be inspired by them. We'll take a look at some lesser-known still-life paintings, as well as some of the most famous flower paintings in history. So grab a cup of tea and get comfortable - it's time to appreciate some beautiful flowers through art!
Did you know that Sunflowers were Vincent van Gogh’s favourite flower? He painted Sunflowers multiple times, and the paintings have become some of his most famous works.
Cornwall is a haven forartists, with its rugged coastline and stunning landscapes providing the perfect backdrop for creative expression. In this blog post, we will be looking at one specific location where many artists have painted:St Michael's Mount. This iconic mountaintop is located in Marazion, West Cornwall, and has been the subject of paintings by some of thefinest artists in history. Let's take a closer look at some of these masterpieces!
If you're a business owner, health care provider, hospitality business or property developer, then you know that creating a visually appealing and professional environment is key to success. A big part of this is having the right art in your interiors. But choosing the right art can be difficult - that's where art consultants come in. In this blog post, we will discuss the top six benefits of working with anart consultant.