DYLAN SCOTT PIERCE

PAINTINGS 

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

Crowned in Light (study)

Crowned in Light (study)

Watercolor, 10x14 inches, sold

Ingelosi

Ingelosi

watercolor, 23x31 inches

Hiding in My Shadow

Hiding in My Shadow

Oil, 14x30 The boy is learning to go from mis-trust to trust, from a closed heart, to a heart that can connect. Even though the light is all around, turning his face toward the light and reaching out takes courage, especially when you're stagnant in your own shadow. Only in reaching out can he connect and have real Life.

Reaching Out

Reaching Out

Oil, 15x24 Turning his face toward the light and reaching out takes courage. Only in reaching out can he connect and have real life.

Will I? 2

Will I? 2

Oil, 12x16 He's withdrawn from the life around him with a sense of abandonment and fear. Does he fear losing his parents to HIV/AIDS, or has he already? It can be an emotional struggle, and for some orphaned, a fight for survival.

Will I?

Will I?

Permanent Collection of Marietta Cobb Museum of Art Watercolor and Casein, 20x30 He's withdrawn from the life around him with a sense of abandonment and fear. Does he fear losing his parents to HIV/AIDS, or has he already? It can be an emotional struggle, and for some orphaned, a fight for survival.

Zululand Zebras

Zululand Zebras

Charcoal & Graphite, 12x16 Upholding each other's head, and watching each other's back, we have a bond of mutual affection and trust. In this fitting companionship our spirit's are sustained.

Zululand Zebras

Zululand Zebras

Watercolor 12x20" Upholding each other's head, and watching each other's back, we have a bond of mutual affection and trust. In this fitting companionship our spirit's are sustained.

Cover Me

Cover Me

Graphite, 7x9 inches

Siyabonga, "we are thankful."

Siyabonga, "we are thankful."

Graphite drawing, 6x8 inches

Life Spring

Life Spring

Watercolor on Twinrocker Handmade Paper 8x22 inches, sold The sun's radiance, energy abounding. A storehouse of strength, faithfully supplied. This light of life, with water and earth mixed, grows wonders unending, the forever life-spring.

Life-Spring

Life-Spring

Graphite, 4x12, Sold The sun's radiance, energy abounding. A storehouse of strength, faithfully supplied. This light of life, with water and earth mixed, grows wonders unending, the forever life-spring.

Mlilwane Repose

Mlilwane Repose

Watercolor on Twinrocker Handmade Paper, 9x13"

Solitary Sentinel

Solitary Sentinel

Charcoal & Graphite, 14x21 Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Anticipation of Good

Anticipation of Good

Watercolor, 23x31 As she tends to her garden she cultivates joy and a hopeful anticipation of good, the hope of receiving what she loves and desires.

Unknown Journey

Unknown Journey

Oil, 28x38 The little one faces much unknown in her life ahead. One thing she does know is she has a safe place in the love of her grandmother, a secure place to call home. Though her old mother's strength may fail, her love will not. The girl holds on...

Songwe Boys

Songwe Boys

Watercolor, 13x13

Okavango Harmony

Okavango Harmony

Graphite, 5x7" In oneness of heart, dwelling together in unity, it is good and pleasant. With mutual fondness and warmth, depending on each other, we live in a sanctuary of safety and rest.

Okavango Harmony

Okavango Harmony

Watercolor, 30x40 inches Abiding in love, with unity of heart, it is good and pleasant. With mutual fondness and warmth, depending on each other, we live in a sanctuary of safety and rest.

Okavango Harmony

Okavango Harmony

Watercolor, 10x13 inches Abiding in love, with unity of heart, it is good and pleasant. With mutual fondness and warmth, depending on each other, we live in a sanctuary of safety and rest.

Window of My World

Window of My World

Watercolor, 20x21 You make me smile. In this fresh new world of yours, you dream with eyes of wonder, so much to discover, adventures to be lived and mysteries to be searched out. Filled with wonder is your window on the world. You are happy.

Time to Wait

Time to Wait

Oil, 21x52 Swazi people waiting on the roadside for a lift as is a common way of traveling in Africa...

For the Joy

For the Joy

Oil, 16x20 The light ahead which she beholds gives her strength for the day, for the joy set before her she presses on.

Resting in Love

Resting in Love

Oil, 16x20 A mother's love, like the big sky, a vast expanse without end. In her delight her children rest, in complete trust and vulnerability, confidently secured in her unchanging love over them.

Token Of Honor

Token Of Honor

Watercolor, 29x36, Sold Ingeliso from Swaziland, Africa is carrying a hen for us to take home for dinner. We were honored to be graciously welcomed into their homestead.

Ingelosi

Ingelosi

Conté & Graphite, 7x8 inches

Ingelosi

Ingelosi

Graphite, 7x8 inches.

Token of Honor

Token of Honor

Graphite, 5x8 inches

Feed My Lambs

Feed My Lambs

Watercolor, 18x30 This young girl is has much hardship in her life in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Resolve

Resolve

Oil, 16x22, sold The lady is tired, the heat of these days may not be easy and so she says to herself with resolve in her eyes, "if you don't quit, you win.

Good Inheritance

Good Inheritance

Watercolor, 27x31 "In this desirable land my soul is satisfied, a good heritage. Here in God's Presence we have a place of rest, freedom from fears and agitations. How I wish to establish my children in this desirable land." Swaziland, Africa

Passively Waiting

Passively Waiting

Watercolor, 30x32, Sold She is waiting by the roadside in the hot Haitian sun, waiting for a sale. For her two dollars a day.

Haitian Girl

Haitian Girl

Watercolor, 11x14, Sold A fleeting moment Colors pure, vibrant and light The babe so small A gentle flame, wonder bright

New Hope

New Hope

Watercolor, 30x21, Sold This was one of my first watercolor portraits from several years ago. It brings back good memories of being in Chris DiDomizio's art class, and knowing him as a friend, role model and teacher. This painting is from one of Chris' photos from Haiti, where he'd visited nearly a dozen times. Most of the class was painting and drawing his Haiti photos which lead up to a show/fundraiser with around one hundred works of art.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu

Watercolor, 19x26, Sold Africa, though rustic and rough, in this simplicity true joy can be found. The truly meaningful things in life are embraced, relationships. Ubuntu- "I am because you are." Livingstone, Zambia

Crowned in Light

Crowned in Light

Watercolor, 11x14, Sold

Crowned in Light

Crowned in Light

Watercolor, 20x31, Sold In this painting the lion sits high above all (as cats love to do) with a sense of majesty and honor, conveying royalty and authority, strong like the rock he rests upon.

Okavango Lookout

Okavango Lookout

Charcoal & Graphite, 18x24 With a vigilant watch, the cheetahs survey from the height, with majestic authority in three-fold unity.

Okavango Lookout

Okavango Lookout

Watercolor, 23x30 With a vigilant watch, the cheetahs survey from the height, with majestic authority in three-fold unity.

Sanctuary Charcoal

Sanctuary Charcoal

Charcoal, 11x24" She gently leads her young through the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta.

Zambezi Sanctuary

Zambezi Sanctuary

Watercolor on Twinrocker Paper handmade paper, 11x24" She gently leads her young through the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta

Uplifted

Uplifted

Watercolor, 19x27" ...God will give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness. ~ Isaiah 61:3

Moremi Pools

Moremi Pools

Oil on linen, 12x16, Sold

The Long Stretch

The Long Stretch

Watercolor, 30x40 Elephants are typically thought of as strong and forceful, for good reason, but they also can be very gentle. Some of their behavior patterns reveal in them an emotional sensitivity and tenderness. This painting symbolizes a moment of reaching out and receiving nourishment for the spirit and soul, strengthening one with joy, and being blessed by beauty and grace. Mhkaya Reserve, Swaziland, Africa.

Long Stretch

Long Stretch

Graphite, 3x5, Sold Elephants are typically thought of as strong and forceful, for good reason, but they also can be very gentle. Some of their behavior patterns reveal in them an emotional sensitivity and tenderness. This painting symbolizes a moment of reaching out and receiving nourishment for the spirit and soul, strengthening one with joy, and being blessed by beauty and grace. Mhkaya Reserve, Swaziland, Africa.

Hiding In My Shadow

Hiding In My Shadow

Graphite Drawing, 8x21 Hiding In My Shadow Graphite Drawing, 8x21 The boy is learning to go from mis-trust to trust, from a closed heart, to a heart that can connect. Even though the light is all around, turning his face toward the light and reaching out takes courage, especially when you're stagnant in your own shadow. Only in reaching out can he connect and have real life.

Reaching Out

Reaching Out

Graphite Drawing, 11x18 Turning his face toward the light and reaching out takes courage. Only in reaching out can he connect and have real life.

Mere words cannot describe the magnificent talent of Dylan Pierce. Whether it is the plaitive look of a young child in Africa or a lion haughtily gazing down on you from rocks above, his paintings don’t just speak to you, they touch your soul. Great art does that. Dylan Pierce does that.


DICK YARBROUGH, syndicated newspaper columnist and artist

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Haitian Girl

Watercolor, 11x14, Sold A fleeting moment Colors pure, vibrant and light The babe so small A gentle flame, wonder bright