“I know that everybody is born as a highly creative and artistic person. You just have to watch children at play and you can see that this is true, in fact if it wasn’t true we couldn’t develop and learn. Creativity is at the root of humanity and an essential part of our lives if we are to flourish, learn and progress. My wish is for art and creativity to be given a central role in education. From this inspiring and creative hub everything else bursts into life. The Big Art & Storytelling Tall Ships Project has been designed as a creative hub for children. I would like to invite children aged 16 and under from across the UK to join me on on my creative journey by engaging in the project. The precious moments when creativity is given a central role can inspire and fuel a child through their life and I can’t wait to see all the amazing results.” John Dyer
JOHN DYER is one of Britain’s leading and best known contemporary painters. Born in 1968 his work embraces colour and the ‘Song of Life’.
There is an innocence and freshness to John Dyer’s art that follows a tradition in Cornwall that includes the work of Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, Fred Yates and Bryan Pearce. Rather than trying to record what he sees, John sets out to capture the ‘essence’ of his subject.
His unique way of working has attracted leading organisations and individual collectors to his work.
The Eden Project, many environmental organisations working for the United Nations, and others have asked John to be artist in residence for them.
Celebrities including Kim Wilde, Toyah Willcox and Alan Titchmarsh are also collectors of the artist’s work and have worked on projects with him.
His work hangs in the permanent collections of Save the Children UK, The Eden Project, Falmouth Art Gallery, The National Trust, The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust and has been purchased by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the nation.
In 2005 John established The John Dyer Gallery which is now one of the UK’s leading contemporary online art galleries with a unique programme of exhibitions and community projects.
Watch an introductory video about John Dyer and his work.