Bryan Pearce (1929 - 2007)

Artworks | Biography

Bryan was born in St.Ives, Cornwall. He suffered from a brain disease affecting the normal development of the brain. Bryan attended a special needs school in the 1940s and 1950s and then, encouraged by his artist Mother, to paint.

He began drawing and painting in watercolours before moving on to oil paint on board and later conte crayon. Bryan attended Leonard Fuller’s St.Ives School of Painting from 1953 to 1957.

Bryan specialised in paintings of his home town and surrounding areas in his own unique naive style. He joined the Penwith Society of Arts in 1957 and the Newlyn Society of Artists and went on to have solo exhibitions at the Newlyn Gallery and St Martin’s Gallery, London. Retrospectives were held at various venues from 1966 to 2004 and many examples of his work are held by many public galleries. Bryan was and is recognised as one of the UKs leading naive artists.

  • Cherry Brandy
    14 x 10 Inches - Image Size
    Watercolour
  • Cherry Brandy and Fruit
    14 x 10 inches - Image Size
    Watercolour
  • Downalong, St.Ives
    7 x 5 Inches - Image
    Mixed Media
  • Jar
    13.5 x 9 inches - Image
    Mixed Media
  • Sail boat
    12 x 9 Inches - Image
    Mixed Media