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Original Painting by John Dyer. The Olive Route. Commissioned for 'The Olive Route' book by Carol Drinkwater.

A really special painting that features on the first edition books of Carol Drinkwater's book the Olive Route. John spent some time talking to Carol about her amazing journey and the story of the olive before painting this painting. Olive trees, chickens, mediterranean people, rural buildings, hilltop villages, fishing boats & sea all combine into a delightful painting and story of the olive tree.

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 36 inches
Medium Acrylic on board
Framed size 32 x 44 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.

The Olive Route by Carol Drinkwater published by Orion Books in October 2006 featured an original painting by John Dyer.

The publishers approached John after seeing his series of paintings commissioned by The Eden Project on the subject of Olives.

John and Carol compared notes on the subject and Carol described her amazing journey to John so that he could build in the essence of her story into this special painting.


Carol Drinkwater and John Dyer
Above:Carol Drinkwater and John Dyer at the launch party at Daunt Books in London. October 2006
Photo courtesy of :Kate Christer
Orion and W&N Publicity

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