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Original Painting by British Artist John Dyer


John Dyer Painting. Jungle Rice, the Philippines


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On the edge of the paddy fields, the jungle starts again. It creates an amazing backdrop to the rice harvest. Fighting cocks can be heard from the surrounding area. Farmers with machetes patrol the paddy and cows graze under the intense tropical heat. This painting captures so much of the energy and drama that can be found in the paddy fields of the tropics. 

"Occasionally the rice paddy fields come up against uncultivated land – jungle. IRRI took me to an amazing sunken area surrounded by a wall of jungle in virtually all directions, it was approached by driving through banana plantations full of fighting cocks chained to pegs in the ground. The noise of the fighting cocks adds a feeling of imminent attack to the place – although the people farming in the fields are extremely friendly and interested to watch the painting progress. 'Very nice, Joe' and 'Hello Joe' are repeated and repeated. The dark vegetation of the wall of jungle is in great contrast to the rice. Cows gently graze, and chickens roam free feeding from grains and insects in the paddy. The farmers live in a small one-room house with a 'home garden' containing a mix of plants, fruits and a fish pond – all carefully fenced in to protect from poachers and large grazing animals. In the wet season they must effectively live on an island surrounded by rice and jungle: amazing. The clouds build, flashes dart across the sky and around the volcano. I take shelter with the farmers in their home – small dogs run around – and I am invited to share the farmers’ lunch. The sun eventually reappears and I return to the now steaming landscape – glistening under tropical skies. I finish at dusk and see families sheltering/cooking/sleeping in cardboard and tin shelters on the edge of the fields; I return to the car to be whisked out before the New People's Army returns to the checkpoints and streets." John Dyer


Item Information

Description Framed Original Painting
Artist Cornish Artist John Dyer (born 1968)
Signed by the Artist Signed by John Dyer
Painting size 24 x 24 inches
Medium Acrylic on canvas
Framed size 32 x 32 inches
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


John Dyer Book - Painting the Colours of the World

The painting is featured in the book 'Painting the Colours of the World' by Kate Dinn.

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John Dyer (born 1968)

"There is an innocence and freshness to John Dyer's art that follows a tradition in Cornwall that includes the paintings of Cornwall by Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, Fred Yates and Bryan Pearce. Rather than trying to record what he sees, John sets out to capture the 'essence' of his subject. The 'essence' of seagulls, cats, dogs, bobbing boats, or exploding fireworks communicate far more strongly through John's brushstrokes than they would if drawn more traditionally. It is this ability to capture the 'essence' of what is important that seems to appeal to his collectors who have shown great vision and originality in their own careers, such as Tim Smit, Alan Titchmarsh, Toyah Willcox & Kim Wilde."

Director Falmouth Art Gallery

Celebrated Cornish Artist

John Dyer is one of the UK's most exciting postmodern plein-air painters whose paintings are widely collected and admired worldwide. Dyer has been appointed as the artist in residence for many global organisations, including the Eden Project and is one of the leading environmental artists. Dyer's colourful, dynamic and energy-filled naïve paintings are unique, widely studied in schools across the globe and have been the subject of TV programmes, magazine articles, and a wide range of merchandise. The artist's major public retrospective in 2018 with the award-winning Falmouth Art Gallery and accompanying book secured Dyer a place in Cornwall's world-famous art history.

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Quotes about artist John Dyer

"John is an artist who reaches the parts that many other artists cannot."
Alan Titchmarsh MBE

"John's brave use of colour and broad truthful brushstrokes make a direct hit on the retina."
Toyah Willcox

"A fabulous collection which perfectly epitomises Eden."
Sir Tim Smit KBE

"I have always had immense respect for anyone who chooses to take the time to interpret our world for us through painting, and feel especially privileged to have hosted such an inspired artist in our back garden!"
Kim Wilde

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The John Dyer Gallery has thousands of delighted customers and over 500 five-star reviews

"Every time I pass this painting in my kitchen it makes me smile. The infectious positivity it radiates is amazing and to be able to convey this through art in an incredible talent that John Dyer has in abundance. Thank you very much for providing my spring and summer in a painting! The whole purchase experience was faultless and the delivery in person was just the icing on the cake! Many thanks and I look forward to adding more paintings over the coming years."

Carolyn Peters

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