In October 2016 Simon Pierse went in search of the exact location where climber and painter Alfred Williams of Salisbury (1932-1905) had painted on the Isle of Skye.
In July and August 2017 Simon Pierse joined a group of artists to paint in the village of Farindola, Abruzzo. Click the button to watch a short slide show. Google FIAF Farindola to find out more about the residency scheme.
In August 2018, Simon Pierse returned from six months spent as artist in residence at 30 Dunmoochin Road, on the outskirts of N.E. Melbourne. Click below to download a slide show of some of the places where Simon painted in the bush around his home and some of the paintings at various stages in their development.
(left) Six people photographing a rock - a sketchbook page from Simon Pierse's recent journey to Greenland and Baffin Island in September 2018 with the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute.
What is this man looking so sheepish about?
Due to a case of 'gamekeeper's thumb' (detached ligament) AKA 'skier's thumb', my exhibition at the Alpine Club is delayed and will now probably open on 11th June 2019. Luckily I am left-handed and can still paint, although handling large paintings is a bit of a problem at the moment. Watch this space for further info.
Iceberg, Iluslissat (2019), one of three small paintings that Simon will be showing at Bankside Gallery over the summer.