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

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John Dyer Painting. Sailing past the Jardin Des Antipodes, Menton. 80cm x 80cm acrylic on canvas

Wild boar, bats, badgers, donkeys, an owl and an eagle provide a narrative to this nocturne painting of the Jardin Des Antipodes in Menton by John Dyer. A little red boat sails past and two paddle boarders set off into the bay. Mandarine, lemon and avocado trees can be seen in the garden and the harvest is underway. Chillies, courgettes, tomatoes and plantain give a taste of the produce growing in the garden and aromatic lavender lines some of the terraces near the badgers. A donkey drinks from the pool that is filled from the small stream that winds its way from Italy into the French garden. Edible nasturtium flowers grow wildly across the terraces and beyond the garden the spectacular view of the old town of Menton can be seen set under a twinkling night sky.

Item Information

Description Framed Original Painting
Artist Cornish Artist John Dyer (born 1968)
Signed by the Artist Signed by John Dyer
Painting size 80 x 80 cm
Medium Acrylic on canvas
Framed size 102 x 102 cm
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

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