John Dyer was born near Taunton in 1968. After completing a foundation course at Falmouth School of Art in 1987, he gained a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Middlesex Polytechnic, showing his final year work at Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden.

A popular contemporary painter who lives and works in Falmouth, Dyer's amusing and colourful works are often seen in mixed and solo exhibitions, and in the auction houses. Aside from his painting practice, he has worked as a part-time lecturer from 1991 to 2000 at Falmouth College of Art. The painter Ted DYER is his father, and he is married to the artist Joanne SHORT

In 1989 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society by Robin Hanbury-Tennison. His work has been shown widely in Cornwall and throughout the UK. He has been Artist in Residence on many occasions, most notably at the Eden Project (2001-2008).


Painter in acrylics and oils

works and access

John Dyer's works are held in the permanent collections of:

The National Trust; Eden Project; Save the Children; Tresco Estate; Falmouth Art Gallery; Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Truro; Gyllyndune Gardens, Falmouth


2005: Round About Tresco, Gallery Tresco

2006: Gallery Tresco

2018: Painting the Colours of the World, Falmouth Art Gallery (21 Apr-23 June)


Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly