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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

The seaside town of St Ives, Cornwall, has been a popular destination for artists since the 1800s. The soft light and dramatic scenery have drawn painters, photographers, and sculptors to the town to capture its beauty on canvas and in sculpture. In this blog post, we will take a look at the history of British art and painting in St Ives and theartists who were drawn to its unique landscape. It's an incredible place with a rich history and beautiful scenery.
Looking at paintings of a beach scene can transport you to a different place. You can feel the sand between your toes, the sun on your skin, and the breeze in your hair. These paintings are not just beautiful to look at; they transport us to the place of holiday memories and time spent having fun. In this blog post, we will take a look at several famous historic beach paintings and see how they have influenced our work here at The John Dyer Gallery.
The people in your life are special, and they deserve special gifts. If you love Cornwall or art then why not give them a unique Cornish gift? There are many different types of Cornish gifts to choose from, so you're sure to find the perfect one for each person on your list. We will discuss some of our favourite Cornish gifts available from The John Dyer Gallery in this blog post, and we will also provide some tips on how to select the perfect gift.
If you're looking for some inspiration, look no further than these ten amazing wall art Cornwall posters from our vintage style art poster prints category of art. These pieces of art capture the beauty and spirit of Cornwall in a way that is sure to inspire you. They are the work of some of the best Cornish artists in the region, and each one tells a unique story. Whether you're a fan of the ocean, colour, the countryside, or just beautiful artwork, you're sure to discover something here that speaks to you!
There is something about the French countryside that inspires artists to capture its beauty on canvas. Whether it is the rolling hills of Provence, the rocky coastline of Brittany, or the bustling streets of Paris, there is a unique magic in the air that cannot be found anywhere else. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the paintings and prints created by our gallery artists John DyerJoanne Short and Ted Dyer over the years. We will also explore why these landscapes have been such an inspiration for them.
If you're looking for a little bit of France to take home with you, look no further than the latest collection of paintings by John Dyer. This talented artist has just released a new set of paintings, all of which were created during the summer of 2022 in the South of France, Monaco and Italy. The paintings capture the beauty and charm of this region, with its vibrant colours and charming towns. Whether you're admiring the view from Menton or Nice in France, or taking in the sights of Monaco or Rocchetta Nervina in Italy, each painting is sure to transport you to this enchanting corner of the world. In this blog John's wife, artist Joanne Short, talks about the family's latest trip to the South of France and John's latest collection of paintings.
Do you love art? Do you love your iPhone or smartphone? If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then you need to check out our collection of art phone cases! We've gathered some of the best phone cases featuring paintings by contemporary and historic artists. Whether you're looking for a case that features a painting by Vincent van Gogh or one by John Dyer, we've got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Let's dive in and discover fantastic art to help to protect your mobile.
Cornish artist Joanne Short is inspired by the wildflowers that grow in abundance throughout her native county and around the world. She often paints floral scenes that depict the delicate beauty of these blooms in their natural surroundings. Her floral paintings are full of vibrant colour and life. In this blog post, we will take a look at Joanne's work, as well as the work of other female artists and male artists who have painted flowers throughout history. We will explore the significance of floral art, and why it continues to be popular today.
If you love the ocean and everything about it, then you will love seascape paintings. Seascapes are a genre of paintings that depict the beauty of the sea, often with landscapes or other elements in the background. They can be both beautiful and peaceful to look at. In this blog post, we will explore seascape paintings and some of the artists who created them.
The Lamorna Cove to Porthcurno coastline has been a source of inspiration for artists for centuries. The rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and dramatic sea views have captured the imaginations of painters, photographers, and sculptors alike. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the art that has been created in this area over the years. We'll also explore the work of contemporary artists John Dyer and Joanne Short, who both enjoy to walk and paint in this beautiful part of Cornwall.
There is something about painting gardens that seems to appeal to artists from all over the world. Perhaps it is the challenge of capturing the beauty and serenity of a garden in a painting. Or maybe it is simply the joy that gardens bring to people's lives. In this blog post, we will take a look at some paintings of gardens by artists from around the world. We will also explore how artists have been able to capture the unique beauty of different types of gardens, from flower gardens to vegetable gardens.
In the early 20th century, a small fishing village in St Ives, Cornwall, was home to a very special artist. Alfred Wallis was a self-taught painter who captured the light and colour of the sea in his paintings. His work is now considered some of the most important art from that time period. Despite his immense talent, Wallis remained relatively unknown during his lifetime. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the life and work of Alfred Wallis, and explore why he has been largely forgotten by history.