Jimmy Dyer is dedicated to communicating through his art the beauty that he sees in life. He has a knack for finding captivating landscapes and his colorful light-filled images represent timeless subjects from around the world. He believes it is important to paint directly from life to create art with integrity and energy, a practice he lives by today. 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.” Dyer developed his career under the influence of some of America’s finest painters while living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There, and in Colorado, Arizona, and Wyoming he had access to an abundance of spectacular, luminous landscapes. 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. He feels that this constant challenge of new subjects stretches his abilities as an artist and allows him to return to his favorite subjects with new knowledge and a fresh eye. Those favorites 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 seeks to combine the light, color, and “painterliness” of plein-air painting with the solid drawing and tonal accuracy of more academic styles of 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 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum,, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, and The Gilcrease Museum. His work was featured in the May, 2006 issue of Southwest Art Magazine and has also appeared in Western Art Digest and Southwestern Profile magazines. He Currently lives in Texas with his wife, Amy.