‘Last Chance to Paint’, inspiring children to connect with the natural world through creativity. ‘Travel’ with artist John Dyer as he paints endangered ecosystems around the world. We will celebrate the children’s art in our online gallery. A project of hope, building real bonds for the future. Get involved now
John Dyer has worked as the artist in residence for many leading scientific organisations painting ethnobotanical subjects
We want to see your class make a huge and fabulous John Dyer world map. Great prizes too!
Before we launch the main projects during 2019 we would like you to engage your class with ecosystems & climate change issues through art today. Ask your class to recreate and embellish this John Dyer world map on a BIG scale. Rebuild & repair the world one piece at a time. We will be exhibiting all the maps online that are sent into us. Your school could win a signed John Dyer print of the map worth £115. Find out more now.
We want schools to come with us Using technology your can join David and John as they travel, ask them questions and experience the adventures. The first three planned 'Last Chance to Paint' projects are...
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Follow the blog with Bloglovin 2018 has been a significant year for me, I completed my 50th year on planet Earth and celebrated with a public retrospective of my paintings and a new book about my life and work. Many of those paintings celebrate the natural world, sustainable food harvests, plants and ethnobotanical subjects, so […]
I have known John for about 20 years and during that time I have had the good fortune to be involved in a number of his ‘projects’. I’ve climbed rock faces and flown in helicopters with him, and we have shared a hut in the jungle. Browsing through John’s work gives an impression of the […]
I remember clearly a lesson in school, when I was only 11 years old, about a strange scientific theory that was called the ‘greenhouse effect’. It intrigued me, as I had been in my grandpa’s greenhouse and it was seriously hot, in fact stifling. It worried me that the conditions there would be adding to […]
"What I particularly like about artist John Dyer is that he takes very serious subjects and handles them with a lightness of touch which makes people not feel they are being preached at or made to feel as if they are guilty as sin or that we are necessarily going to hell in a handcart today, but there is always a slight warning that it might happen tomorrow."
“John is an artist who reaches the parts that many other artists cannot.”
“John's brave use of colour and broad truthful brushstrokes make a direct hit on the retina.”
"Wonder with a message."
"John's pictures are all about diversity and bringing out what might pass unseen."
"I have always had immense respect for anyone who chooses to take time to interpret our world for us through painting, and feel especially privileged to have hosted such an inspired artist."
"John's Spirit of the Rainforest paintings introduced us to a new genre of art."
"John's paintings can connect the children to the rainforest. The children are the future."
"The natural world is in danger and climate change is a real threat. Let’s take this last chance to change direction and harness the fun and engagement of art, dovetail it with science, and inspire our children to do better than we have done."
"We cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the destruction of life on the planet. It is, perhaps, our duty to equip the next generation with both the tools and the motivation to be able to make a real difference"
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