Geoff Dyer

B. 1947 

Geoff Dyer is perhaps Tasmania’s most celebrated landscape artist. He is inspired by British painter J.M.W. Turner, whose mastery of light broke new ground in the landscape genre. Like Turner, Dyer’s imagery evades easy categorisation. It is realist, impressionist and abstract - often all at once. 

In 2003, Dyer won the Archibald for his portrait of author and environmentalist Richard Flanagan. He has been a finalist in the Glover, Sulman, Wynne and Archibald Prizes and is represented in prominent national, state and corporate collections in Australia and abroad. 

Primarily a watercolourist and painter, Dyer’s work is textual and vivid. It crosses the ruggedness and elegance of the Tasmanian landscape with sweeping, captivating fervour.