Biography

Dylan Scott Pierce (American, b. 1986)

Upon realizing at an early age his enjoyment of drawing and painting, Dylan was encouraged to pursue his passion in art. Homeschooling allowed Dylan plenty of time to paint and gain inspiration from his travels. From the age of twelve he has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions around the country.

Dylan currently resides in the Atlanta, Ga area where he studied at Chris diDomizio’s art school for ten years. What he acquired from his teacher's insights of works by various masters of art through history became a strong influence in Dylan's work.

Dylan's paintings have been featured in International Artist, Watercolor, Wildlife Art, L'Art de Aquarelle, and numerous other publications.

Dylan’s oeuvre depicting the people of Africa is inspired by his visits to Swaziland, Botswana, and South Africa. Experiencing the extraordinary beauty of Africa and its astonishing variety of wildlife has been something Dylan dreamed of as a boy; yet meeting the people of Africa deeply affected him. The beauty of God’s varied wonders continues to inspire him – as he paints the beauty and breadth of wildlife and people with an ability to “capture the soul.

AWARDS:

  • Best of Show, ArtsQuest, Destin, FL, 2006

  • Finalist with original watercolor “Passively Waiting” in Watermedia Showcase, Watercolor Artist Magazine,

       April 2015 

  • Finalist with original watercolor “The Long Stretch” in Wildlife Challenge, International Artist Magazine, March 2016.

  • Dylan’s original watercolor “Token of Honor,” won 2nd place in the Georgia Watercolor Society 2016 National Exhibition.

  • Watercolor "Feed My Lambs," won 1st place and Peoples Choice award in the Portrait Society of Atlanta fall juried exhibition 2016   

  • Finalist with original watercolor "Good Inheritance" in People and Figures Challenge, International Aritist Magazine, April 2017. 

  • Dylan's original watercolor "Uplifted" won the Award of Excellence in the Alabama Watercolor Society 2017 National Exhibition

SHOWS:

  • Solo show: Gallery VI, Winston-Salem, NC, February-April "19

  • Group show: ArtLife Fest, Moscow, Russia, October '18

  • Solo show: Legacy of Hope // Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, April-June '18

  • Group show: Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC, Jan-Feb '18

  • Group show: Salzmann Gallery: Marietta, GA, July-August '17

  • Solo show: Legacy of Hope // Artstation, Stone Mountain Village, GA, April-June '17

  • Solo show: Legacy of Hope // ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton, FL, Dec-Jan '17 

  • Solo show: J. M. Porters Fine Art Gallery, Overland Park, KS, 2004

  • Group show: Richardson Gallery of Fine Art, Reno, NV, 2003

  • Solo show: The Wyland Gallery, Charlexoix, MI, July 2001 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Wildlife Art Magazine, May/June 2003

  • Teen People Magazine, April 2005

  • Watercolor Artist Magazine, April 2015 

  • The Art of Watercolor Magazine, Cover article, December-February 2016. 

  • International Artist Magazine, March 2016.

  • International Artist Magazine, April 2017.

  • Strokes of Genius 8, The Best of Drawing. 

  • International Watercolor Society Magazine, Cover article, 4th issue, 2018.

  • Legacy of Hope - Paintings and Drawings by Dylan Scott Pierce, 2018

  • ArtLife Magazine, Art & Lifestyle, issue #1, 2018

 

 

TEACHING: 

  • Watercolor teacher at diDomizio’s Art Center, Atlanta, Ga. 2008-2015 

  • Watercolor workshops in the southeast US, Southern Africa, Italy, and Russia.   

 

EDUCATION: 

  • Studied with Chris diDomizio in Atlanta, Ga. 2006-2015

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Partnered with Sea World / Busch Gardens as their conservation fund artist, 2003

  • Featured on the National Geographic Today Show, 2003  

Dylan Pierce’s mastery and sensitive perspective are instantly captivating when first encountering his artwork. From the exquisite application of paint to the emotive compositions, Pierce creates a body of work that is not only technically astounding, but also exceptionally communicative. Pierce fully succeeds in bringing the moving, personal experience he had in Africa to his viewers and making us feel as if we experienced all the wonders with him.


MADELINE BECK, curator, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

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