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Jimmy Dyer (b. 1956)  Artworks >>

Jimmy Dyer is dedicated to communicating through his art the beauty that he sees in life. He searches for landscapes that are colorful and light filled and believes it is important to paint directly from life to create art with integrity and energy. Dyer says, "I love the challenge of trying to capture many different things at once: the effects of light, form, an unusual design, the magic of nature, and the power of the human face and form. I especially love trying to capture the effects of sunlight." Many of his landscape subjects are from New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona and came from a time when he lived in Santa Fe. Dyer has found it necessary to travel in order to maintain vitality and inspiration, and has since painted in Europe, South America, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as subjects from the Pacific to the Atlantic in the States. His paintings include the people of Ecuador, Peru and the Caribbean and the landscapes of Vermont, Maine, New Mexico, and the Rocky Mountains. Dyer says, "I am endlessly fascinated by new people and places and desire to search them out far and wide. For example, some of my most revered subjects are the indigenous people of the Andes Mountains. I remain in awe of the spiritual quality of their simple, yet difficult lives." Working in oils, Dyer does plein-air painting. He earned a bachelor of Arts degree in Art, cum laude from University of Dallas. His art has been exhibited in numerous shows at The Grapevine Gallery, as well as the Gilcrease Museum, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, and The Albuquerque Museum. His work had been featured in Western Art Digest and Southwestern Profile magazines. He currently lives in Texas with his wife, Amy. Source

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