Ted had from a very early age an instinctive need to draw and paint, and on moving to Cornwall he devoted all his working energies to painting. He concentrates on painting the South West peninsula with its quality of light giving his work a distinctive character.
The paintings are of places he knows well, portrayed with soft colour, light and shade. The feeling is of warmth and friendliness, a relaxed atmosphere, a day at the beach or in the countryside, a quiet corner of a room or boats resting in a harbour. Ted Dyer feels that close colour harmonies and the particular effect of light are all important to his work. He often uses the subtle hues created by the early morning or evening sun to fill his canvas with that indefinably delicate touch. He takes great care with the composition of his paintings, using the human figure as an integral part of the total scene. The complex compositions at first appear simple with each element falling so naturally into place. The grouping of the figures help to create a uniquely narrative style and the apparently accidental colour placements are carefully juxtaposed to create a feeling of life and unity within the canvas. His paintings will inevitably evolve and change, however his unique character as expressed through the paintings will remain. Ted's work will continue to delight, surprise and give pleasure with continued viewing.
Ted has exhibited in many galleries and several publishing companies have reproduced his paintings. Including: The Medici Society, Felix Rosenstiel's Widow and Sons, Soloman and Whitehead and Michael Stewart Fine Art.
The National Trust reproduced his painting ' Nocturne: Proms in the Park, Lanhydrock ' in 1995 on the brochures to celebrate their Centenary Year.Exhibitions
2012 Effortless Brushstrokes, Beside The Wave and Falmouth Art Gallery
2011 Time to Stand and Stare, Contemporary Impressionism, Beside The Wave and Falmouth Art Gallery2010 Special Collection, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2010 A Mixed Bunch, Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth
2009 Mixed shows, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2008 Special Collection, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2007 Mixed shows, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2006 Summer Light Solo Exhibition, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2005 A Journey through Cornwall, Solo Exhibition, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2004 Time & Tides, Solo exhibition, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2003 Italy Luce e colore, exhibition with John Dyer and Joanne Short,
Gallery 27, Cork Street, London
2002 Clear Light, Tresco, Solo exhibition, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2001 A Place in Time, Solo exhibition, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
2000 Cornish Colours, Solo exhibition, Beside the Wave, Falmouth