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BBC Gardeners' World Live Artist in Residence: 2004

"It was an exciting and unpredictable situation to be in, but Alan is such a professional presenter that he can successfully work in anything to his talks and works the crowd amazingly. It was a great opportunity to be the artist in residence for the BBC at this event and to work with Alan again."

John Dyer.

Artist John Dyer in front of the main John Dyer stand at BBC Gardeners' World Live

John was invited by BBC Gardeners’ World Live to be Artist in Residence for the 2004 exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. This was a great event at which Alan Titchmarsh and John spoke live to an audience of several hundred people about the similarities between painting and planting; during the event John did a live demonstration, resulting in the painting Chatting with Alan, and painted many of the show gardens and subjects in the RHS floral marquee in addition to other new paintings exploring the essence of this spectacular annual garden show.

Alan Titchmarsh and John Dyer

Article courtesy of Kate Dinn.
Read all about John Dyer's life and work in the book 'Painting the Colours of the World' by Kate Dinn.