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The Beauty of Cornwall: Beach Paintings by John Dyer, Joanne Short and Ted Dyer

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Cornwall artist Joanne Short painting on the beach at Tresco, Isles of Scilly

Above: Cornwall artist Joanne Short creating a beach painting on the beach at Tresco, Isles of Scilly in Cornwall.

Cornwall is home to three of Great Britain's most renowned artists, John Dyer, Joanne Short and Ted Dyer. Together they have produced some of the most beautiful paintings of Cornwall's beaches - from captivating sunsets over crashing waves to peaceful coves sheltered by rocky cliffs. Through their artwork, these talented painters capture the beauty of this rugged coastline and its diverse range of moods and atmospheres. All three artists have unique styles that bring out the best in Cornwall’s picturesque seascapes and landscapes. This makes their work an excellent choice for those who want to find amazing artwork to decorate their homes or offices. Whether you're looking for something romantic or majestic, these beach-inspired creations will make your walls come alive with colour.

Beach Painting 'en plein air'

Cornwall artist Ted Dyer paintings and drawing on the beach at Gwithian in Cornwall

Above: Cornwall artist Ted Dyer on Gwithian beach at Godrevy lighthouse making a sketch for a new beach painting.

All three artists enjoy painting their subject outside when given the opportunity and can often be spotted sitting or standing on a headland or beach drawing or painting.

"I find the north coast of Cornwall particularly captivating. I love the big beaches with huge sweeps of sand and turquoise sea, especially Pentle Bay on Tresco, Holywell Bay and Gwithian. Over the years these have been favourite spots to take the family on a bodyboarding trip and I think these happy memories come through in my art." John Dyer.

John Dyer paints in acrylic, predominantly on canvas, and his paintings are a narrative of his life. He grew up on the North coast of Cornwall, enjoying the freedom of the beach at Holywell Bay. He later moved to Falmouth on the South coast where he and his wife artist Joanne Short brought up their family.

Cornish artist John Dyer pictured painting on the beach in Coverack, Cornwall

Above: Cornish artist John Dyer pictured painting on the beach in Coverack, Cornwall

Joanne says:

"Cornwall is one of the best places to bring up a family and we were lucky enough to be able to do this. The joy of our life here hopefully comes out in our colourful paintings."

Joanne's original paintings are in oil on canvas. Her paintings of beaches always have an element of calm and quiet; that moment before people start to arrive on the beach, or perhaps the evening when the light becomes magical. Her paintings always capture the natural beauty of the Cornish landscape, especially with her use of flowers and grasses in the foreground.

"Cornwall's coastline is covered in wild flowers, especially in the spring time. It is an incredible sight and surprises me every time, despite having lived here for over forty years. Every time I walk through the sand dunes at Mawgan Porth I am blown away by the wild roses which grow in this most unlikely place! And carpets of sea pinks on the wild headlands, despite the wind and weather - I feel compelled to paint them." Joanne Short.

Artists Joanne Short and John Dyer pictured painting and picnicking on the cliffs at Portscatho in Cornwall

Above: Artists Joanne Short and John Dyer pictured painting and picnicking on the cliffs at Portscatho in Cornwall

Original Art Beach Paintings

Buying beach paintings from Cornwall's top artists is a great way to bring the beauty of this rugged coastline into your home or office. Not only do these talented painters capture the unique atmosphere and moods of the Cornish coast, but their artwork also has positive benefits for your wellbeing. Their art can help you relax and escape from everyday stress while providing a calming influence in any room. The vivid colours and textures of John Dyer's art, the calm and stunning colours of Joanne Short's art and Ted Dyer’s figurative impressionist inspired beach painting art will make you feel like you are right there on the beach with them – feeling that salty sea air, hearing those crashing waves, smelling that wild coastal flora… So why not treat yourself to some beautiful original artwork today?

How to buy beach paintings

Buying original beach paintings from The John Dyer Gallery is easy, safe and quick. Plus, the gallery delivers worldwide for free so anyone can enjoy these stunning works of art in their own home or office. With just a few clicks, you can select the perfect piece of art to match any décor and bring an atmosphere of coastal beauty into your space. And with a wide selection from three different artists – Joanne Short, Ted Dyer and John Dyer – you’re sure to find something that speaks to you personally. Take a look at our available original art and buy online so you can enjoy the joy of beach paintings in your home or interior for generations to come.

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