PETE PIERCE
goleta, California - United States



Original Artworks (7)

Pete Pierce; Island Getaway, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 10 inches.
Pete Pierce
Original Oil Painting, 2008
20 x 10 inches (50.8 x 25.4 cm)
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Pete Pierce; Frontside Handplant, 2008, Original Mixed Media, 16 x 20 inches.
Pete Pierce
Original Mixed Media, 2008
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Pete Pierce; Surf Shack, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches.
Pete Pierce
Original Oil Painting, 2007
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Pete Pierce; Refugio, 2003, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 View of surf from picnic area at Refugio State Beach, Gaviota, California. Waves on a sunny day with palms in foreground...
Pete Pierce
Original Acrylic Painting, 2003
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Pete Pierce; Jade Creek, 2003, Original Painting Acrylic, 33 x 39 inches. Artwork description: 241 Jade stone cove in Big Sur, California. Large ocean swells rolling in to black sand beach with poppies and Lupine in foreground...
Pete Pierce
Original Acrylic Painting, 2003
33 x 39 inches (83.8 x 99.1 cm)
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Pete Pierce; Gaviota Coast, 2001, Original Drawing Other, 40 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel drawing on plywood of a path leading across railroad tracks down to sheltered cobble beach. Small waves peel into hidden cove. ...
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Original Other Drawing, 2001
40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm)
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Pete Pierce; College Cove, 2002, Original Drawing Other, 30 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 View of Goleta Beach from University of California, Santa Barbara campus. Popular surfing spot below with pier in background. ...
Pete Pierce
Original Other Drawing, 2002
30 x 15 inches (76.2 x 38.1 cm)
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Artist Statement

The goal of my current work is to capture the greatness and awe of those places where the land is halted by our vast pacific ocean. From the power of large open ocean swells pounding the shore to the peaceful peel of a wave into a secluded, sheltered cove, each location I work from directly touches one's soul with feelings beyond simple description. My task is more than accurately duplicating what the eye sees. The challenge of my work is to express an appreciation for a site's qualities on canvas. The best method for doing this I feel is to experience each location more than just setting up an easel for an afternoon. To take inventory of what composes a loved place in a few hours is unrealistic. Before I can take a piece back to my studio to work and finish, I need to know the landscape like my own backyard. That way when painting I will reach a point where I can step back and realize, 'yes, that is what it feels like to be there.' ...