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We have feature articles from the gallery, personal blog posts from our artists and a large back catalogue of posts and news articles going back over the years. Get a glimpse into our artists' lives and work.

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Welcome to our lifestyle artist blog from Cornwall

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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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!