FAMAG 2009.7

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Dyer, Ted: Walking in a snow flurry, Falmouth, signed, oil on board, 26 x 31 cms.

About the Artist

Born in 1940 in Bristol, Dyer spent many of his early years in Devon and Somerset before moving to Cornwall in 1972. Here he devoted himself to painting. He paints places he knows well, using soft colours, light and shade to create the feeling of a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The close colour harmonies and effect of light is key to his work. He uses subtle hues created by the early morning or evening sun to fill his canvases. Dyer takes great care over composition, grouping figures to help create a uniquely narrative style. French plein-air painters, the Newlyn School and the representational section of the British contemporary art scene have all had influences on his work.