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Discover Unique Paintings and Artwork for Your Space: A Curated Selection of Art to Buy Online

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Discover Unique Paintings and Artwork for Your Space: A Curated Selection of Art to Buy Online

Are you exploring new paintings and artwork to adorn your walls? Uncover a curated selection of dynamic pieces, perfect for personalising your space here at The John Dyer Gallery. Our guide breaks down the essentials, from sifting through original art to choosing vibrant prints, helping you make art acquisitions that are not only visually appealing but deeply personal. Anticipate an artistic journey that not only beautifies but also adds meaning to your surroundings, all through a seamless online experience.

Buy Artwork Online: Paintings & prints

Key Takeaways

  • Explore a curated selection of original art and paintings at the John Dyer Gallery, featuring celebrated Cornish coastal artwork from artists John Dyer, Ted Dyer and Joanne Short.

  • Enjoy the accessibility and affordability of contemporary art with museum-quality prints and canvas prints, available for free and fast global delivery.

  • Support independent artists and enhance your personal well-being by purchasing unique artwork, which not only decorates your space but also offers mental health benefits.

Discover the World of Original Art

'Watching the Seals, Godrevy Lighthouse', 100x100 cm acrylic on canvas. Paintings of Cornwall by Cornish Artist John Dyer 
Above: 'Watching the Seals, Godrevy Lighthouse', 100x100 cm acrylic on canvas. Paintings of Cornwall by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Have you ever found yourself captivated by an original painting, entranced by its colours, its story, and the artist’s passion evident in every brush stroke? Now, imagine a gallery filled with these masterpieces, each one telling a unique story, each one a window into the artist’s world. Welcome to the John Dyer Gallery, an online art gallery that is home to a wonderful collection of original art and paintings by John Dyer, one of the most collected figurative artists in Cornwall, and his talented wife Joanne Short and father, Ted Dyer.

From John Dyer’s vibrant depictions to Joanne Short’s distinctive style and construction, every painting on display in our gallery is an invitation to explore, feel, and connect to the landscape. Regardless of your experience in collecting art or your preference in style, the John Dyer Gallery caters to many tastes with its diverse range of paintings, prints, and canvases. So, why not embark on this artistic journey and discover the world of original art?

The Allure of Original Paintings 

Original paintings possess a magical ability to encapsulate moments, emotions, and locations. Three of Cornwall’s celebrated contemporary artists, John Dyer, Joanne Short and Ted Dyer, masterfully capture the unique light and tranquillity of the Cornish coast in their original paintings, adding a distinctive allure to their works that are sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts worldwide.

'A Carpet of Poppies, Polly Joke Beach', 12x12 inches oil on canvas. Cornwall Art Gallery Painting by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

Above: 'A Carpet of Poppies, Polly Joke Beach', 12x12 inches oil on canvas. Cornwall Art Gallery Painting by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

You can find and purchase their original paintings through The John Dyer Gallery, an art gallery that exclusively exhibits their latest original paintings online. Ted Dyer creates his original impressionistic oil paintings from his studio in Falmouth, Cornwall. The unique Cornish coastal environment significantly influences the allure of his artwork, adding to the beauty and inspiration of his creations, which can be purchased by art lovers who like to buy artwork online.

Prints and Posters: Affordable Quality

If you aim to invest in contemporary art, prints and posters serve as a great affordable starting point, The John Dyer Gallery offers a range of museum-quality prints and posters by contemporary artists John Dyer, Ted Dyer and Joanne Short, featuring diverse subjects like Cornwall’s best-known places and scenes from their travels around the world.

prints of historical paintings for sale at The John Dyer Gallery

Above: Selection of prints of famous paintings, available at The John Dyer Gallery

We also have a selection of open edition prints by famous historical artists including Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Gustav Klimt.

And there is more good news! The gallery provides free and fast worldwide delivery, including in the UK, EU, USA, and Australia where we create and ship the art prints locally to you.

A Tour Through Cornwall's Artistic Landscape

Each artist, inspired by the beauty of Cornwall and their own personal experiences, brings to life the region's stunning landscapes. From the tranquil coastlines to the bustling seaside towns, their artwork beautifully captures the spirit and charm of Cornwall, offering art lovers a unique chance to take a piece of Cornwall home with them.

Capturing Cornwall's Light: The Ted Dyer Collection

Standing out among the artists, Ted Dyer is known for his exceptional talent in capturing Cornwall’s unique light. Employing an impressionistic style with a rich colour palette and traditional techniques, Dyer’s paintings reflect the vibrant landscapes and evoke the spirit of the coast.

His paintings beautifully showcase unique themes of:

  • soft colour

  • light and shade

  • warmth

  • friendliness

  • elements that highlight the beauty of Cornwall

His works are available at our Cornish Gallery. They are highly collectable and considered modern classics for their depiction of Cornwall’s light.

Art Beyond Borders: International and Themed Collections

The artistic exploration at the John Dyer Gallery extends beyond Cornwall, encompassing international and themed collections. From the tranquil English countryside of Somerset to the vibrant Amazon Rainforest, these collections offer a diverse range of themes and styles, bringing the world to your doorstep. Each piece is a window into a different part of the world, a different culture, a different perspective.

Limited Edition Print by artist John Dyer. Nawê - Spirits of the Amazon Rainforest
Above: Limited Edition Print by artist John Dyer. Nawê - Spirits of the Amazon Rainforest

Celebrated Scenes: Prints of Iconic Locations

The artistic exploration extends to famous cityscapes - the gallery is also home to prints featuring iconic locations in London, Paris, and more, created by contemporary artists John Dyer and Joanne Short. Each print is a celebration of the location’s unique charm and character.

Printed and framed locally in your own country with printers across the USA, the EU and Australia, these artworks are available for free shipping worldwide.

Large posters of New York and London in office situation

Above: Large poster prints of London and New York City by artists Joanne Short and John Dyer

This makes it easier for you to own a piece of your favourite location, whether it is the London Eye, the iconic New York skyline or the colourful carousels at The Eiffel Tower.

Global Reach: Shipping to Art Enthusiasts Everywhere

Wondering how to get these artistic treasures delivered to your home? The gallery offers complimentary shipping for art delivery from to anywhere in the world. Each artwork is meticulously packaged, ensuring a seamless and efficient process for the artwork to reach its destination.

We will always aim for your chosen piece to be on its way to you within five working days, wherever you are in the world. This global reach brings art enthusiasts worldwide closer to Cornwall’s artistic treasures.

'Early Morning, Porth Beach', 12x12 inches oil on canvas. Cornwall Painting by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

Above: 'Early Morning, Porth Beach', 12x12 inches oil on canvas. Cornwall Painting by Cornish Artist Joanne Short

So, why not browse through the gallery, explore the different styles and themes, and find your perfect piece? Whether you’re looking for a serene landscape by Joanne Short to bring tranquility to your living room or a vibrant John Dyer original painting to inspire creativity in your office, the gallery is sure to have something that will catch your eye.

'Tropical Days at Porthmeor Beach, St Ives'. 33x40 inches original art acrylic on board. Paintings of Cornwall by Cornish Artist John Dyer
Above: 'Tropical Days at Porthmeor Beach, St Ives'. 33x40 inches original art acrylic on board. Paintings of Cornwall by Cornish Artist John Dyer

Embrace Independent Creativity

Independent artists infuse the art world with fresh perspectives. Their creativity and unique styles reflect their personal experiences, their views of the world, and their unique personality. By purchasing original artwork from both independent and popular artists, you are supporting their creativity and enriching your life and home with their unique perspectives.

So, next time you’re browsing through our online art gallery, consider the option and ease of buying art online. Not only will you be supporting an independent artist, but you’ll also be bringing a unique piece of creativity into your own space.

Finding Your Art Match

Considering the diverse range of artwork, how does one find the perfect piece for their space? The gallery offers a variety of themes and styles, allowing you to find the perfect match for your taste and space. From serene landscapes to vibrant abstracts, there’s something for everyone.

Consider the theme, colour palette, and the mood you want to create in your space. Experiment with different sizes and arrangements to find the perfect match. And remember, the perfect piece is not just the one that looks good on the wall but the one that resonates with you and tells your story and brings happy memories into your home. This is something that the work of all three of our artists at the John Dyer Gallery does - their artwork is full of the joy and fun of a place. These artists all paint places they have visited and travelled to, creating a visual diary of their experiences. The images hopefully resonate with a buyer's experiences and create a new story of their own to take home and enjoy.

Enhance Your Wellbeing with Art

'High Summer, Hayle Sands', 14x14 inches oil on canvas. Painting by artist Ted Dyer
Above: 'High Summer, Hayle Sands', 14x14 inches oil on canvas. Painting by Cornish Artist Ted Dyer

Art transcends aesthetics; it’s also a conduit for well-being. Numerous studies have shown that engaging with art can:

  • Enhance personal wellbeing and mental health

  • Alleviate conditions such as anxiety and depression

  • Enhance social connections

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, fine art provides a much-needed respite, a moment of tranquillity amidst the chaos. So, next time you’re feeling stressed or anxious, why not take a moment to immerse yourself in art? Who knows, you might find your perfect piece of calm in the chaos.

Take Ted Dyer’s paintings, for example. Focusing on the tranquillity of the coast and family trips to the beach or out sailing on the river, his paintings bring peace and relaxation to viewers. The serene landscapes and the soft colours all contribute to a sense of calm and tranquillity, a moment of peace in our hectic lives.

Art as a Medium for Calm

paintings by John Dyer, at Treliske Hospital

Above: Paintings by John Dyer ina waiting room at The Sunrise Centre, Treliske Hospital in Cornwall

Art can calm the mind and whisk us away to a peaceful, tranquil world. Engaging in art and creative activities has physiological effects that reduce stress and promote well-being. Some of the benefits of engaging in artistic activity include:

  • Reducing stress levels

  • Promoting relaxation

  • Boosting mood and happiness

  • Increasing self-expression and self-awareness

  • Improving focus and concentration

  • Enhancing problem-solving skills

Focusing on positive experiences while viewing colourful artwork can reduce stress. A painting that provokes a happy memory will lift the spirits and boost the mood. John Dyer's work is often on display in hospitals, where it helps to relax people in what can be a very stressful situation and can transport them visually to a happy place and time in their lives.

John Dyer Painting at Treliske Hospital, Truro

Transformative Spaces with Art

Art not only boosts personal well-being but also has the power to transform spaces. Whether it’s a living room, an office, or a bedroom, the right piece of art can set the mood, create focal points, and enhance the overall feel of the space.

Large posters by Joanne Short of Paris

Above: Large vintage style posters of Paris by Joanne Short

Consider the mood you want to create in the room. A serene landscape can bring tranquillity to a bedroom, while a vibrant cityscape can inspire creativity in an office. So, don’t just think about the aesthetics, think about the mood, the atmosphere, the story you want to tell within your space.


Art is more than just a form of expression; it’s a journey, a story, a moment of tranquility in a chaotic world, a snapshot of a moment in time. From the tranquil landscapes of Cornwall to the vibrant colours of the Amazon Rainforest, from the serene oil canvases of Ted Dyer to the vibrant figurative acrylics of John Dyer, art has the power to connect us, to inspire us, to transform us. So, next time you browse our online art gallery, remember you’re not just looking at art pieces; you’re embarking on a journey of discovery, inspiration, and tranquillity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered artwork?

Artwork is considered to be the deliberate arrangement of elements that appeals to the senses or emotions, covering a wide range of activities, creations, and expressions such as music, literature, film, sculpture, and paintings. It also includes a variety of media like painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, decorative arts, photography, and installation.

Is there a plural for artwork?

Yes, the plural for artwork can be either "artwork" or "artworks" depending on the context.

How does art contribute to enhancing personal wellbeing?

Art can enhance personal wellbeing by reducing anxiety, depression, and stress, as well as improving social connections and overall physical health. Embrace art to nurture your holistic wellbeing.

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