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Gallery History

Beside The Wave Gallery History and  The John Dyer Gallery History

Decades of Art Gallery History in Cornwall

We are delighted to have built up over thirty five years of experience as a gallery in Cornwall.

Our main gallery that used to represent all of our artists was Beside The Wave Gallery in Falmouth which was created and set up by the Dyer family in 1989. It was originally founded as a showcase for the art of Ted Dyer. 

Many people to this day (2022) still assume that Beside The Wave Gallery is the main point of contact for our artists. This is not the case, but there is such an enormous history that it will always be that some people will make this connection and we still have clients going to our former gallery to find our work. The gallery is still there but our artwork and artists are now represented and exhibited by The John Dyer Gallery.

John Dyer and Joanne Short actually lived for a period of time above the Beside The Wave Gallery (as did artist Richard Tuff) and this had an influence on their work as the gallery offered fantastic views across Falmouth harbour. The artist Fred Yates also painted from the building and artist John Dyer had many memorable encounters with Fred while living there. Discover more history and details on how we founded Beside The wave Gallery and why we left

In 2005 The John Dyer Gallery was launched as an online and by appointment gallery showcasing paintings of Cornwall and other global locations and subjects. The new gallery format allowed the artists to work beyond the restrictions of their traditional high street gallery and to forge working relationships with many leading organisations across the world. The format of working with exciting organisations and turning exhibitions into art events in unusual locations has taken the artists and the John Dyer Gallery to a new level that is beyond what could be achieved with a traditional high street art gallery.

In 2007 the Dyer family decided to sell Beside The Wave Gallery to new owners and our artists do not exhibit there anymore.

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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.
Flowers have been a popular subject for paintings throughout history. They are beautiful and can be used to create stunning compositions. This blog post will explore the history of floral paintings in western art, from the early masters to the modern-day artists who continue to be inspired by them. We'll take a look at some lesser-known still-life paintings, as well as some of the most famous flower paintings in history. So grab a cup of tea and get comfortable - it's time to appreciate some beautiful flowers through art!
Did you know that Sunflowers were Vincent van Gogh’s favourite flower? He painted Sunflowers multiple times, and the paintings have become some of his most famous works.
Cornwall is a haven forartists, with its rugged coastline and stunning landscapes providing the perfect backdrop for creative expression. In this blog post, we will be looking at one specific location where many artists have painted:St Michael's Mount. This iconic mountaintop is located in Marazion, West Cornwall, and has been the subject of paintings by some of thefinest artists in history. Let's take a closer look at some of these masterpieces!