Artists exhibit for one day only!

PUBLISHED: 11:48 20 May 2013

Sorrel and Sails, Painting on the Cliffs, St Mawes Coastal Path by Ted Dyer

Sorrel and Sails, Painting on the Cliffs, St Mawes Coastal Path by Ted Dyer


This special exhibition of work by artists John Dyer, Joanne Short and Ted Dyer includes new works exploring the colourful life and landscape of Cornwall and will be on disaply on 25 May as part of the Fal River Festival.

Artist John Dyer has been working on his latest set of paintings for several months and this is his first exhibition of work for twelve months.

“I am in love with the landscape and life of Cornwall,” he says. “It is a constant source of vivid inspiration for me. The county offers so much to any artist but for me it is the colour, fun, and interaction of people within the landscape that make it so special. One moment I can be painting acres of Agapanthus in the fields overlooking Mount’s Bay, which is an amazing sight to behold, and the next painting can be of huge crashing surf or the jungle landscape of Tresco Abbey Gardens ! It is such a joy and privilege to live here.”

Fellow artist Ted Dyer said: “Basically I am inspired by light, without light there is no form and the way form is perceived is by the quality of the light e.g: if the light is hard and from the wrong angle the subject matter may become too dominant whereas a softer light would let the form take it’s place within the work giving depth and feeling that otherwise might be lost. This also enables a greater feeling of form and perspective.”

Joanne Shortt adds: “Cornwall is a special place for anyone to be I guess. It’s special to John and I because we grew up here (at the same primary school actually! Yes we actually appear in the same cine films of sports days and country dancing events!), got married here and had our children here. It is a very beautiful place with a huge artistic history which has a huge pull to keep us here. We lived abroad for a while, but it was always Cornwall that was home...”

The paintings will be hung in the stunning Carwinion House at Mawnan Smith and will go on display at the start of the Fal River Festival on May 25th. It is a one day only event and entrance is free but Carwinion request that all guests R.S.V.P to the John Dyer Gallery before attending. All three artists will be at the event to meet the public.

For more information on the Fal River Festival go

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