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Gallery History

Beside The Wave Gallery History and  The John Dyer Gallery History

Decades of Art Gallery History in Cornwall

We are delighted to have built up over thirty five years of experience as a gallery in Cornwall.

Our main gallery that used to represent all of our artists was Beside The Wave Gallery in Falmouth which was created and set up by the Dyer family in 1989. It was originally founded as a showcase for the art of Ted Dyer. 

Many people to this day (2022) still assume that Beside The Wave Gallery is the main point of contact for our artists. This is not the case, but there is such an enormous history that it will always be that some people will make this connection and we still have clients going to our former gallery to find our work. The gallery is still there but our artwork and artists are now represented and exhibited by The John Dyer Gallery.

John Dyer and Joanne Short actually lived for a period of time above the Beside The Wave Gallery (as did artist Richard Tuff) and this had an influence on their work as the gallery offered fantastic views across Falmouth harbour. The artist Fred Yates also painted from the building and artist John Dyer had many memorable encounters with Fred while living there. Discover more history and details on how we founded Beside The wave Gallery and why we left

In 2005 The John Dyer Gallery was launched as an online and by appointment gallery showcasing paintings of Cornwall and other global locations and subjects. The new gallery format allowed the artists to work beyond the restrictions of their traditional high street gallery and to forge working relationships with many leading organisations across the world. The format of working with exciting organisations and turning exhibitions into art events in unusual locations has taken the artists and the John Dyer Gallery to a new level that is beyond what could be achieved with a traditional high street art gallery.

In 2007 the Dyer family decided to sell Beside The Wave Gallery to new owners and our artists do not exhibit there anymore.

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If you're looking for a little bit of France to take home with you, look no further than the latest collection of paintings by John Dyer. This talented artist has just released a new set of paintings, all of which were created during the summer of 2022 in the South of France, Monaco and Italy. The paintings capture the beauty and charm of this region, with its vibrant colours and charming towns. Whether you're admiring the view from Menton or Nice in France, or taking in the sights of Monaco or Rocchetta Nervina in Italy, each painting is sure to transport you to this enchanting corner of the world. In this blog John's wife, artist Joanne Short, talks about the family's latest trip to the South of France and John's latest collection of paintings.
Do you love art? Do you love your iPhone or smartphone? If the answer to both of those questions is yes, then you need to check out our collection of art phone cases! We've gathered some of the best phone cases featuring paintings by contemporary and historic artists. Whether you're looking for a case that features a painting by Vincent van Gogh or one by John Dyer, we've got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Let's dive in and discover fantastic art to help to protect your mobile.
Cornish artist Joanne Short is inspired by the wildflowers that grow in abundance throughout her native county and around the world. She often paints floral scenes that depict the delicate beauty of these blooms in their natural surroundings. Her floral paintings are full of vibrant colour and life. In this blog post, we will take a look at Joanne's work, as well as the work of other female artists and male artists who have painted flowers throughout history. We will explore the significance of floral art, and why it continues to be popular today.
If you love the ocean and everything about it, then you will love seascape paintings. Seascapes are a genre of paintings that depict the beauty of the sea, often with landscapes or other elements in the background. They can be both beautiful and peaceful to look at. In this blog post, we will explore seascape paintings and some of the artists who created them.