David Pearce Bio

David Pearce



A self-taught Cornish artist, David is based near Padstow and finds inspiration from the surrounding natural coastline. He has had numerous successful exhibitions at such prestigious galleries as Waterhouse and Dodd (Cork Street), Cadogan Contemporary (Chelsea) and for three consecutive years (2015-2017) at the ‘Summer Exhibition’ Royal Academy of Art, Piccadilly, London.

“My work explores the notion of the ephemeral and the fragility of existence in both a personal and wider context. In these fast-paced virtual times, I paint as it feels innate, constant, tangible. I try to work with a primitive directness, using seemingly simple compositions and just
enough complexity and confusion to hold the attention. The paintings are deliberately intimate in size, with no ego or grandeur. I celebrate the innocence of awkward lines and nervous tension” David Pearce

 “A Bend in the Road” was selected by Sebastian Faulks (author) as one of his favourite paintings in the RA Summer Exhibition 2015...

"This is a painting by David Pearce called A Bend in the Road and it’s obviously primitive – childlike, you could say. It looks as though these white cottages are possibly in Orkney or Shetland, somewhere like that: lowly crofter’s dwellings. It brings to mind people like Alfred Wallace, or other well-known Primitive artists. It has beautiful colours in it. I don’t think the Primitive style works for every subject: sometimes it’s awkward. But I think in this case the style and subject matter, with the old telegraph poles in the background, are beautifully brought together. It has a lovely composition. It’s something you could have at home for a long, long time and never tire of." Sebastian Faulks

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