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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

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!
If you're a business owner, health care provider, hospitality business or property developer, then you know that creating a visually appealing and professional environment is key to success. A big part of this is having the right art in your interiors. But choosing the right art can be difficult - that's where art consultants come in. In this blog post, we will discuss the top six benefits of working with anart consultant.
If you're looking for a dose of culture, a visit to the Fred Yates Centenary Exhibition at the Penlee House art gallery in Penzance is well worth your time. This exhibition celebrates the work of one of Cornwall's most celebrated professional artists, and features a range of his finest pieces. Whether you're a fan of fine art or not, this exhibition is sure to impress! Cornish artistsJoanne Short andJohn Dyer take a trip to Penzance to take a look.
When it comes to office artwork, there are a lot of things to consider. What kind of mood do you want to create? What is the style of your office? What will be the focal point of the room? In this guide, we will help you find the perfect office artwork for your space.
Kitchen wall decor can be a challenge - what should you hang in this often-used space? With so many styles to choose from, it can be hard to decide. But don't worry, we're here to help! In this blog post, we'll give you some ideas forkitchen wall art that will look great in any style kitchen. We'll also provide inspiration for every type of decorator, from the minimalist to the maximalist. So whether you're just starting to think about kitchen wall decor or you're ready to start shopping, read on for the best ideas and advice!
Joanne Short is a Cornish artist who has been painting since she was a child. She fell in love with the colours and landscapes of Cornwall, and they have continued to inspire her throughout her career.Joanne's paintings are full of life and magic; it is easy to see how much she enjoys creating them. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Joanne's art and explore the inspiration behind it. 
John Dyer is a painter whose work celebrates the natural world in all its glory. His paintings of Cornwall are particularly loved for their fun, colourful and uplifting vibrancy. From the rugged coast to the colourful vegetation and gorgeous beaches, John's paintings reflect his love of nature and his passion for capturing its beauty on canvas. In this blog post, we'll take a look at John's life and work, as well as some of his most stunning paintings ofFrance, Italy,Australia and beyond.
Following last week's blog"The Magical History of Painting in St Ives: The Artists Who Were Drawn to Its Soft Light and Turquoise Sea" John and I decided that we should explore the area ourselves and take in the beauty of all the things St Ives and the surrounding area have to offer. If you're looking for a picturesque walk with plenty of art history thrown in, look no further than the route from Carbis Bay to St Ives. The winding path takes you past some stunning scenery and through the quaint town of St Ives, home to many famous artists over the years. We'll take a look at some of their work and explore the town that played such an important role in their development.
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.