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. 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, where Simon painted in the bush around his home and studio.
(left) Six people photographing a rock - a sketchbook page from Simon Pierse's arctic journey to Greenland and Baffin Island in September 2018 with the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute.
SHY GREEN - ICE BLUE
paintings of Greenland
An exhibition of small paintings, prints and a sound collage video, was shown at Aberystwyth's School of Art Tessa Sidey Gallery between December 2019 and February 2020. The work was made following Simon Pierse's trip to Greenland and Baffin Island with the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute in 2018.
Click on the button to see a short video of the installation:
Iceberg, Iluslissat (2019), one of three small paintings that Simon sold at Bankside Gallery in 2019.
LA LA LAND - 20 YEARS ON
In Tibetan, 'La' translates as high pass and Ladakh is literally 'land of high passes.'
As 2019 draws to a close, I am reminded that it is 20 years ago since I last showed my Ladakh paintings. It was at an exhibition in Oxford in February 1999. Sadly, the gallery has since closed but (I'm happy to say) most of the paintings are now dispersed in public and private collections around the world - China, USA, Australia, Italy, England and Wales. I've lost track of some of them but I hope they are being enjoyed - wherever they are.