JOHN DYER - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE FOR 'DARWIN 200' Peru and the Zoo
“My Darwin 200 year, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth has taken me around the world. I explored the high Andes in Peru, painted a series of bird paintings which were used for the ballet in France, helped to inspire nearly 200 children to paint their own Darwin paintings and of course I have had the most marvelous experiences on my days at the Zoo in Newquay with my easel covered in lemurs and my feet being nibbled by meerkats ! I hope the paintings will inspire and excite and that they will bring continued enjoyment to those who choose to adopt them for the future.” John Dyer.
John Dyer with a ring-tailed lemur
John Dyer painting in the penguin enclosure of the zoo
Newquay zoo's video featuring John Dyer's 'Darwin 200' paintings
John Dyer paints the Lemurs at Newquay Zoo for 'Darwin 200'
John Dyer painting in Peru
John Dyer painting for the United Nations Year of the Potato in Peru
“A great morale boost for children”
“She came out walking on cloud nine”
“It is so good to see children involved in art at such a young age.”