Geoff DYER

Geoff Dyer was born in Hobart, Tasmania. He studied at the Tasmanian School of Art. Dyer has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally since 1970. In 2003 he was awarded the prestigious Archibald Prize for his portrait of Richard Flannagan. In 1995 he received an Art Gallery of New South Wales Work/Study Scholarship for Cite Paris, France. Geoff Dyer's work is represented in many public, corporate and private collections in Australia, England, Europe, America and Asia Pacific including, University of Tasmania; MEPC, Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston; Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania; Devenport Art Gallery; Art Bank; Qantas National Collection; National Bank, Melbourne; Reserve Bank of Australia; Price Waterhouse Coopers; Hayman Island Resort, Queensland; West Point Casino, Hobart; Crown Casino, Melbourne; Sheridan Hotel Group; Arthur Robinson Hedderwicks; The Art Trust and the Prime Life Corporation Ltd.

Geoff Dyer's art is infused by the power and majesty of the natural world, marking him as a witness to the ever-present landscape at the heart of the Tasmanian experience. Over the past decades he has covered much ground, taking in locations from the west coast through to the rugged islands of Bass Strait, and the dense timbers of the Franklin River. In recent years, however, his work has become increasingly abstract. Dyer's ability to extract beauty within a seemingly barren and arid landscape bears testimony to his talent. His paintings are considered wonders of serenity and beauty, presenting a true celebration of Australia's iconic landscape.

'As a contemporary Australian painter, Geoff Dyer enters the landscape with an intimate knowledge of its terrains and a lifetime of immersion in expressive and haptic modes of painting. Gained through extended periods of informal study and studio work in locations such as Paris and Sydney, Dyer is possibly the most prolific chronicler in paint of the Tasmanian and mainland Australian wilderness'. Damian Smith 2008

  • Ocean Beach Sunset #2 oil on linen 153 x 183 cm $30,000

  • Study for Ocean Beach 2 oil on linen 46 x 61 cm $3,600

  • Lake Repulse 2 oil on linen 120 x 150 cm SOLD

  • Return To Ocean Beach 3 oil on linen 150 x 180 cm SOLD

  • Lake Repulse, Fires oil on linen 120 x 152 cm SOLD

  • Injured River 2010, oil on linen, 153 x 183 cm SOLD

  • Midlands 2010, oil on linen, 120 x 214 cm SOLD

  • Surveyor Bay 2009, oil on linen, 122 x 152 cm SOLD