Painted by John Dyer in 2003 during a weeks painting residency with singer and rock star Kim Wilde. The late summer grasses, dried poppy seed heads & wild flowers are painted with real energy and texture. John immersed himself in Kim's beautiful garden and this composition captures the view through the freely planted and flowing grasses back towards Kim's converted barn with its warm terracotta roof and distinctive timber beams. Kim Wilde is pictured in the painting with her daughter Rose. The painting is featured in the book 'Painting the Colours of the World' about John Dyer which gives it an amazing story and provenance. A wonderful way to capture the essence of an English country garden all year round on your wall.
||Framed Original Painting
||Cornish Artist John Dyer (born 1968)
|Signed by the Artist
||Signed by John Dyer
||33 x 40 inches
||Acrylic on board
||41 x 48 inches
||John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.
|Ready to hang
||Strung with picture cord and ready to hang
The painting is featured in the book 'Painting the Colours of the World' by Kate Dinn.
"A long awaited 'tropical garden' was going to be built the same week as our 'artist in residence' had come to paint, and I was worried the mayhem might distract him. He instantly put us at our ease, and wandered off into the garden to find a place to sit and paint. Each day he arrived early, and painted huge canvases full of vibrant colour, and every day we were entranced. Our children were captivated not only by the paintings, but by John himself, who took time to involve them. The results were magical, and perfectly captured the special atmosphere we feel living in this beautiful place, on a hill somewhere in Hertfordshire.
I have always had immense respect for anyone who chooses to take time to interpret our world for us through painting, and feel especially privileged to have hosted such an inspired artist in our back garden !
My lasting memory of him will be of him and his wife Jo jiving wildly at the party which we threw to celebrate the new garden. His paintings decorated our home for the night, but I would have gladly have given them a home for life !" Kim Wilde - Rock star
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