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

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Original Painting. Huggable Loveable Lemurs. Newquay Zoo. Darwin 200 Official Painting by artist in residence John Dyer.

A very special painting of Ring Tailed Lemurs painted during John Dyer's residency for the Darwin 200 UK celebrations. Appointed as the official artist for the UK celebration this painting was painted in the lemur enclosure at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall. The lemurs climbed all over the artist's easel while he was in the enclosure. Tropical plants with bright oranges & lime greens create a jungle feel.

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Description Framed Original Painting
Artist Cornish Artist John Dyer (born 1968)
Signed by the Artist Signed by John Dyer
Painting size 24 x 24 inches
Medium Acrylic on canvas
Framed size 32 x 32 inches
Frame type 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

John Dyer Book - Painting the Colours of the World

The painting is featured in the book 'Painting the Colours of the World' by Kate Dinn.

John Dyer was appointed as artist in residence for Darwin 200 and this important painting is one from a series he produced during this residency.


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