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John Dyer ( born 1968 )


Painter in residence for The Eden Project

C.V. I About John I News I Eden I Community Projects I Visual Timeline

"Walk into a room full of John Dyer's creations and you connot help but be bowled over by their sunny optimism, their colourful exuberance. They tell stories of seaside days and adventures into the natural world, of exploring our surroundings with a genuine joie de vivre. His distinct style is internationally renowned and he has travelled widely, depicting the relationship between people and their environment in places as diverse as Australia, the Philippines Costa Rica and Japan "

Lucy Cornes.Published in Inside Cornwall Magazine August 2007


Born Ruishton, Somerset, the son of artists Ted Dyer & Vivien


Family settles in Holywell Bay, Cornwall


Attends Cubert County Primary School with Joanne Short


John's photographs first published in Amateur Photographer

Attends Newquay Tretherras School with Joanne Short


Attends Falmouth Art School for foundation year


Attends Middlesex Polytechnic


First publishes photographs with Athena.

Elected a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society by Robin Hanbury-Tenison & travels to the Amazon Rainforest on a travelling bursary


John's first exhibition at Thames Television, London

First exhibits at Beside The Wave, Falmouth


Starts lecturing at Falmouth College of Arts


First exhibition with artist Joanne Short at Juliet Gould Gallery, Fowey

First one man show at Beside The Wave, Falmouth 'Sun, Sea & Fancy Free'


Work published for Habitat fine art prints


Marries Joanne Short at Gunwalloe Church Cove, Cornwall

First exhibition with Artifex Gallery, West Midlands


Official artist for Tall Ships Race.

'Tall Ships and Small Ships' reproduced as official limited edition print

Travels to Provence


Travels to Provence

Daughter Martha-Lilly Dyer born on eclipse day


Starts as Painter in Residence for The Eden Project

Travels to Loire Valley, France


Painter in Residence for Tresco, with Joanne Short

Paints 'Roaming around the Rainforest'

reproduced as the official print for The Eden Project


Painter in Residence for Alan Titchmarsh's Barleywood

Painter in Residence for St Michael's Mount with Joanne Short

Helps to Launch 'Edible Playgrounds'

Travels to Tuscany/Umbria in Italy

'Scavel an Gow' commissioned by Eden to write a new set of stories based on John Dyer's paintings of Italy

First exhibition at The Eden Project

Paints 'Magical Maritime Mermaids' to celebrate the opening of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

'Barleywood' paintings featured in BBC Radio Times


Live event with Alan Titchmarsh at The Eden Project

Painter in Residence for the International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain, Costa Rica

Travels to Tuscany/Umbria in Italy

Painter in Residence for Kim Wilde

Launches the 'Beat Poverty' Campaign with Save the Children at The Eden Project.

Produces 'Rice and Hope' painting for Save the Children.


Painter in Residence for the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

Painter in Residence for BBC Gardeners' World Live & Live event with Alan Titchmarsh


Paints Ellen McArthur's triumphant record breaking return to Falmouth

Travels to Cote d'Azur, France

Painter in Residence for Tresco

'The West We Like Best' ITV Television series featuring John Dyer.

'The Painted Garden' ITV Television series featuring John Dyer.

Painter in Residence for Africa Calling, Live 8, Eden Project with Kurt Jackson

Produces painting to be auctioned for BBC Children in Need


Painter in Residence for Banrock Station, South Australia

Paints 'Gateway to Cornwall' for Brunel 200 Celebrations funded by the Heritage Lottery and commissioned by Falmouth Art Gallery

Painter in Residence for Tresco, with Joanne Short

Paints the Tresco Marathon

Painter in Residence for St Michael's Mount, with Joanne Short

BBC Spotlight Live Outside Broadcast

Birth of daughter Wilamena May Dyer

Paints 'The Olive Route' for Carol Drinkwater's book


Painter in Residence for St Michael's Mount, with Joanne Short

First exhibition on St Michael's Mount 'Paintings from a small Island'

Travels to Japan

First exhibition in Japan

Travels to Cote d'Azur, France and Liguria in Italy meets Carolyn Hanbury at the Hanbury Gardens and William Waterfield at The Clos du Peyronnet. Lives in Menton, France for a year at the Winter Palace


Painter in Residence for Giardini Hanbury, La Mortola, Italy with artist Joanne Short

Official Artist for the Tall Ships Races, Falmouth, Cornwall

First Exhibition in Monaco


Artist in Residence for The South West Darwin 200 celebrations working with Newquay Zoo and Falmouth Art Gallery and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Painter in Residence for the International Center for Potato, Peru


Artist in Residence for Girlguides Centenary Celebrations

Artist for the Official Monaco Film - Monaco Classics Week


Exhibition with the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust|

Royal Cornwall Hospital Project

Exhibition at Carwinion House, Cornwall

Falmouth Oyster Festival official painting and print

Painting featured in Falmouth Frameworks Book


Artist in Residence for Gyllyngdune Gardens

Global Gardens Project

Work featured on the Truro City Guide

Exhibition of Global Crops Paintings with the National trust

Exhibition of Ethnobotanical works at Falmouth Art Gallery


First exhibits with The New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

First exhibits with The Lander Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

Exhibits at Carwinion House and Garden, Cornwall with Artist Joanne Short


Appointed Artist in Residence for the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014

Runs The BIG Art and Storytelling Tall Ships Project with John Frankland, Philip Mould, Damian Dibben, Dea Birkett, Maxwell Golden, James Graham and Paul Farmer.

Exhibits at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Meets Nixiwaka Yawanawá at the Eden Project

Commission for Alan Titchmarsh MBE


'Spirit of the Rainforest' project exploration with Nixiwaka Yawanawá and the Eden Project

Find out more about artist John Dyer with our interactive Timeline



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Artist Information: John Dyer I Joanne Short