David Pearce


David Pearce was born in 1963 and lives in Cornwall.

It is not often that a contemporary artist stops you in your tracks, roots you to the spot and draws you into their work with just the briefest of viewings. In a turbulent world, Pearce's work comes as a breath of fresh air in its directness and honesty.


Any devotee of Kettle's Yard will feel an immediate connection to Pearce's work: its simplicity and spontaneity, its balance and use of space and the subtlety of the mark making all evoke the spirit of Nicholson, Hilton, Heron and Frost.


His new work is fresh, light and full of real character in the finest traditions of the St Ives School and yet at the same time it is truly owned by the artist. This recent work also draws deep into the landscape tradition of Modern British Painting with a limited palette, both enhancing and deepening the mood. Pearce's work is testament to his standing as an increasingly important figure in contemporary art. Exhibiting since 1987, his exhibitions include:
John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2018
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London 2015, 2016, 2017 
London Art Fair, Islington 2011-2016
"Accidental Genius" Milwaukee Art Museum, USA 2012
Marion Harris Gallery, New York 2002, 2005
Outsider Art Fair, New York 2002-2006