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

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

I paint what I see, not what a camera would see.
- 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 apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
- John Dyer

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Gardening is all about optimism.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Optimism is the harmony between man's spirit
and of God pronouncing His works good.
- Helen Keller

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
- Colin Powell

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
- Henry Rollins

Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
- Antonio Gramsci

Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out.
- Robert Hewison

World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War,
made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
- Stephen Ambrose

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
- Arnold Bennett

I am not a prophet in any sense of the word,
and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the
foregoing mixture of optimism,
fatalism, and conservatism.
- Herbert Croly

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also
the foundation of courage and true progress.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful,
including what is ugly.
- Ambrose Bierce

We must return optimism to our parenting.
To focus on the joys, not the hassles;
the love,
not the disappointments; the common sense,
not the complexities.
- Fred G. Gosman

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
- Voltaire

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity.
Is there any need to choose between them?
- Francis Parker Yockey

The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable.
- Margery Allingham

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.
- Brian May

Optimism is the key.
- Will Champion

For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm.
Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is,
in my opinion, a form of optimism.
- Roberto Rossellini

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may
now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
- Stephen Hawking

Comedy is acting out optimism.
- Robin Williams

Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated.
- Albert Meltzer

There is no fun in psychiatry.
If you try to get fun out of it, you pay a considerable
price for your unjustifiable optimism.
- Harry Stack Sullivan

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more
energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
- Twyla Tharp

Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.
- Leni Riefenstahl

Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism,
the progress, and the energy of the American spirit.
- Howard Mumford Jones

The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
- George Santayana

Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled
confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country.
- Jim Ramstad

These are the soul's changes.
I don't believe in ageing.
I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun.
Hence my optimism.
- Virginia Woolf


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