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Summer in the City: John Dyer and Joanne Short’s Paintings of the New York Skyline

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Summer in the City: John Dyer and Joanne Short’s Paintings of the New York Skyline

Above: British artists John Dyer and Joanne Short exploring the many views of the New York Skyline from the water

In the summer of 2022, artists John Dyer and Joanne Short took a short trip to New York City. The paintings they created during their time feature the iconic New York skyline and capture the essence of New York City in the summertime and winter. From the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to the tranquillity of Central Park, these paintings show off all that New York has to offer. If you're looking for a taste of NYC to hang in your home, these unique new paintings could be perfect for you.

New York City is a busy place. There's always something going on, whether people walking around or cars driving by. You can see the skyscrapers from far away; the Empire State Building towers above them. Central Park is a nice break from the city, with trees and lakes and benches to sit on. It's a great place to relax before heading back out into the hustle and bustle. Or maybe hire a bike and cycle around the park. Take a ferry from lower Manhattan to Staten Island and sail past the Statue of Liberty and under the Brooklyn Bridge or stroll around the city, past the Chrysler Building and Central Station.

Paintings of New York Skyline

John Dyer New York Painting - Nocturne

Above: 'I Love New York, and I Love You', 12x12 inches acrylic on canvas nocturne painting by British Artist John Dyer 

This beautiful painting by John Dyer captures the romance and wonder of New York City and the iconic New York skyline. The couple cuddling on the shore over the water from Manhattan, watching the boats go by under a stunning full moon, with the skyline in the background and a sky full of stars, is just captivating. This painting would make a great addition to any home and would be a wonderful reminder of all that you love about New York City – it’s truly a fantastic piece for any art collection!

Central Park

'Cycling around Central Park, New York', 24x24 inches acrylic on canvas. 

Above: 'Cycling around Central Park, New York', 24x24 inches acrylic on canvas by John Dyer

Central Park in New York City is one of the world's most iconic parks, and this painting captures its essence. The colours are vibrant and lively, evoking the joy and energy that people feel when they visit Central Park. Central Park provides visitors with a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. This painting features beautiful flowers in the foreground, with people enjoying the sunshine as they ride their bikes around the park or row across the lake. In especially lovely contrast to all that greenery, you can also see skyscrapers soaring above it all; a stunning reminder that even in busy cities like New York, you can find pockets of intense natural beauty for the community waiting to be discovered.

 

Above: 'Lakeside Flowers, Central Park, New York', 18 x 18 inches, oil on canvas by Joanne Short

The oil painting, 'Lakeside Flowers, Central Park, New York' by British artist Joanne Short is a stunning contemporary piece that would make a great addition to any art collection. The painting captures the energy and vibrancy of New York's Central Park perfectly with its striking colours and luxurious flowers. The colourist painting style is unique and dynamic, with bold lines and a sense of movement.

'Winter Wonderland, Central Park, New York', 12x12 inches acrylic on canvas. Paintings of America by British Artist John Dyer. American Art Gallery 

Above: 'Winter Wonderland, Central Park, New York', 12x12 inches acrylic on canvas by John Dyer

Central Park is a breathtaking winter wonderland in New York City, especially when British artist John Dyer captures the essence of it so perfectly through his painting 'Winter Wonderland, Central Park, New York.' The various colours used creates an intricate and picturesque scene that is only furthered by skaters adding liveliness to the picture. In addition, due to the tall buildings surrounding most of Central park, one also gets caught up in feeling the high energy that circulates throughout NYC.

Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge

'Sailing under the Bridges, Manhattan', 12x12 inches oil on canvas. Paintings of America by British Artist Joanne Short. American Art Gallery 

Above: 'Sailing under the Bridges, Manhattan', 12x12 inches oil on canvas, by Joanne Short

Joanne Short's painting of Manhattan from beneath the city's Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge is a beautiful and dynamic work that captures the city's colour and vibrancy. The artist has used a wonderful palette to create depth, movement, and vitality in their scene.

The Empire State Building

'Moonlit Manhattan, New York’. 24x24 inches oil on canvas. Paintings of America by British Artist Joanne Short. American Art Gallery

Above: 'Moonlit Manhattan, New York’. 24x24 inches oil on canvas. Paintings of America by British Artist Joanne Short

Those who love contemporary art and New York City will adore 'Moonlit Manhattan, New York.' The oil painting by British artist Joanne Short is a true work of art, with the Empire State Building as its centrepiece. With dynamic lines and perspective, it is sure to stand out in any room.

Lower Manhattan Skyline

'Sailing around Manhattan, New York', 18x18 inches acrylic on canvas. Paintings of America by British Artist John Dyer. American Art Gallery 

Above: 'Sailing around Manhattan, New York', 18x18 inches acrylic on canvas by John Dyer

Dyer's New York painting pulses with the kinetic energy of water taxis and tourists' boats shuttling across the harbour. The orange Statten Island Ferry stands out against the background of hustle and bustle, adding excitement for those on board as they take in views of famous skyline sites such as skyscrapers and the Empire State Building.

New York City Prints

The above paintings are also available as stunning vintage-style art poster prints. These New York city prints are the perfect way to add a touch of New York style to your interior.

 

Each art print is perfectly reproduced by our fine art printers and framed for you to your preferred size. With free worldwide delivery, these are the perfect way to add contemporary British art and New York-style decor to your home.

John Dyer and Joanne Short’s stunning paintings of New York offer a fantastic opportunity to capture a moment in time from the iconic city. With their energetic atmosphere, unique architecture, and beautiful natural wonderland themes, these paintings of New York by these two artists have brought new life to the Big Apple. Whether you choose to own one of their original works of art or a New York City print, you can be sure that these paintings will bring the energy and beauty of New York into your home.

View all the New Your City Prints

View the New York Exhibition Collection