Self-taught artist David Pearce lives and works near Padstow and finds inspiration from the surrounding coastline. His distinctly primitive style is inspired by St Ives artists such as Roger Hilton, Alfred Wallis and Patrick Heron, and combines a naive spontaneity of composition with exciting use of colour.
David Pearce was born in Padstow in 1963. After travelling widely throughout the 1980s, he returned to settle near Padstow. His work has been widely exhibited in Europe and the USA. Solo exhibitions include Salt House Gallery, St Ives; Bolton Street Gallery, London; Gallery Pim Vanderdonk, Amsterdam; Middle Street Gallery, Padstow; Alex Gerrard Fine Art, East Sussex; The Cadogan Gallery, London. His work has appeared in shows at Hanover Gallery, Liverpool; Lemon Street Gallery, Truro; David Holmes Contemporary Art, Peterborough; Paul Edelstein Gallery, Memphis USA; Manon Harris Gallery, Outsider Art Fair, New York.