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The lifestyle that an artist can have,
by John Dyer

The lifestyle that an artist can have,
the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines,
was a very attractive one.
- John Dyer

My optimism for life carried through my work.
- John Dyer

The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
- John Dyer

It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy.
- John Dyer

 

I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth
School of Art and that I should consider skipping the
course and proceeding directly to degree level.
- John Dyer

During the winter when the weather is too poor to work outside,
I do use drawings and photographs, but I change my
work so it is not just a time and place study.
- John Dyer

I studied for my degree in London and consequently
ended up spending five years away from Cornwall.
I deliberately moved away from the coast to experience a different way of life.
- John Dyer

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I use a wide selection of colours.
It is impossible to produce work like mine using only
the primary colours as they only mix a certain range of colour.
- John Dyer

And he that will this health deny, down among the dead men let him lie.
- John Dyer

My great love is my home county of Cornwall,
I love to sit and watch people enjoying themselves
on the beaches and in the harbour towns of Cornwall.
- John Dyer

I have improved the way in which I paint.
The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work.
- John Dyer

I have lived in Cornwall from the age of 4,
so I have always been aware of the artistic heritage that the county has.
I feel very proud to be able to connect to this.
- John Dyer

I still take photographs for my own use,
personal studies.
I do not feel that I can fully express my views through
the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.
- John Dyer

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

The most amazing thing to me about the sea is the tide.
A harbour like St.
Ives is totally transformed in a very short space of
time by the arrival or departure of the sea.
- John Dyer

While I was at college studying design I decided to paint.
I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had
seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.
- John Dyer

I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love.
- John Dyer

I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
- John Dyer

In some parts of the world there is very little tidal movement.
- John Dyer

Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it.
As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy,
I never tire.
- John Dyer

Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium.
- John Dyer

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise.
For now I am content to explore my own home and our
nearest neighbour France.
- John Dyer

I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings
where all published and attracted a great deal of interest.
I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
- John Dyer

I paint what I see, not what a camera would see.
- John Dyer

I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly
onto the canvas and leaving it;
fresh,
immediate and sometimes shocking.
- John Dyer

I realised that if I did what I wanted to do,
it would work.
- John Dyer

I used to own a dingy and can still sail one if pushed,
but I like the pleasure boats.
- John Dyer

The majority of my work is from life.
I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
- John Dyer

I use about 20 different colours to retain the luminance in my work.
- John Dyer

My father is a well known artist, Ted Dyer,
who has been painting for many years.
Our work is very different, but growing up surrounded by paintings,
paints, easels and art books does have an effect.
- John Dyer

St Michaels Mount is a favourite place of mine;
people will walk across to the Mount all day and assume
they will be able to walk home.
The spectacle of hundreds of people realising that
the path they walked over on is disappearing under
several feet of water is very amusing.
- John Dyer

I love the sea's sounds and the way it reflects the sky.
The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable.
This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand,
surprises me every time.
- John Dyer

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle.
It sets you up for the day, so you don't overeat.
- Bruce Barton

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week.
I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great.
I can run a marathon, you know.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing
diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as
well as increasing levels of exercise.
- Linford Christie

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.
Make sure you eat a variety of foods,
get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

Interesting things come your way but as you get older,
your lifestyle changes.
I don't want to travel; I don't want to be in a hotel
room away from my family.
- Gary Oldman

I think one can achieve a very pleasant lifestyle by treating human beings,
fellow human beings, very well.
- Rene Rivkin

I totally changed my life, changed my lifestyle.
- Marilu Henner

I love being a musician.
I love the lifestyle.
But I think it's probably as difficult and frustrating as anything.
- Trevor Dunn

Imitation is being rewarded.
They're learning that if you fit right in the mold,
you get rewarded.
Music is no longer a form of expression -
it's a means to a lifestyle.
- Mike Watt

I don't have to live this lavish lifestyle.
- Shia LaBeouf

We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed
and approved over-the-counter option that can help
people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet.
- Steve Burton

I consider skateboarding an art form,
a lifestyle and a sport.
- Tony Hawk

Coming out is a means of redefining oneself,
of claiming membership in a lifestyle and a social
order with distinct values.
Chief among these values is honesty.
- Lance Loud

I'm a junkie.
I like drugs, I like the whole lifestyle,
but it just didn't pay off.
- Gus Van Sant

I'd like to provide information, inspiration,
and access to whatever goods and services are needed
to make it super easy for everyone to change their
lifestyle to a sustainable one.
- Daryl Hannah

People feel they have to live that stereotypical lifestyle
in order to be a rock star.
You don't have to shoot heroin and act a certain way
to be a rock and roll musician.
- Lenny Kravitz

I think we'll still be a family restaurant,
we'll be contemporary, we'll be lifestyle,
we won't be old, we won't be 60 years old in the view of the consumer.
- Jim Cantalupo

Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle;
they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I've been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle
that doesn't require my presence.
- G. B. Trudeau

A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you.
- Thomas Leonard

The trappings of lifestyle are often that;
traps.
- Thomas Leonard

The roughest part of that lifestyle is the travel and early mornings.
- Josie Maran

Working with my new coach has helped a lot.
I've been a lot more focused and I'm doing all the
little things in order to get faster.
It's been a total lifestyle change really.
- Tyler Christopher

The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the
framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.
- Karl Kraus

My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need
to know is where the darkroom is.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

The characters are trapped within the lifestyle.
It's about what goes on before the movie starts.
- Sam Mendes

All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty,
nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.
- Tupac Shakur

Punk will never be dead to me.
It's my life.
I can never just drop this lifestyle.
It embodies me.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I am the common man.
I'm polite, I love my family and I play by the rules.
And sometimes I get pushed around.
That's my lifestyle, and that's what I try to bring to characters.
- Eugene Levy

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water
remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.
- Dave Freudenthal

It isn't a band.
It's bigger than a band.
It's a lifestyle.
- Zakk Wylde

What I learned in jail is that I can't change.
I can't live a different lifestyle-this is it.
This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.
- Tupac Shakur

Football is not part of that lifestyle anymore.
- Lawrence Taylor

Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I
am not used and which I would not have preferred.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Since Elizabeth, I certainly live a healthier lifestyle.
- Evan Dando

Punk is not just the sound, the music.
Punk is a lifestyle.
- Billie Joe Armstrong


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