The John Dyer retrospective exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery was the second of the day for me, as I found myself rushing from one side of the county to the other.
The exhibition lovingly curated and exhibited, complete with new coat of flamingo pink on the walls, was a celebration of John’s 50th birthday and a chance to showcase his huge body of work.
On what had been a glorious sunny day, one of John’s pieces was particularly appropriate. A wave of summer Colour, Gyllingvase, truly reflected the change in vibrancy the recent sunshine had brought to the town. The gallery was awash with colour from other studies by John from Australia, Peru, the Philippines and the almost local Eden project.
Cornish artist John runs a predominantly an online gallery with his colourist painter wife Joanne Short. They work from a spacious Edwardian property in Falmouth. Together with post-impressionist father Ted Dyer, the threesome makes up one of Cornwall’s well-known families of contemporary figurative painters. All their artistic styles are quite diverse, all three members cite this as a benefit as they continue to learn from each other.
The exhibition coincides with the launch of a new book by John, which boasts a foreword by Alan Titchmarsh and hundreds of his beautiful paintings from all over the world faithfully reproduced on paper.