Peter Pierce (born April 6, 1969 in Mountain View, California) is a surfer and artist known for is works depicting surfers.
Pierce began drawing before the age of six and has become an important figure in the emerging surf art movement. He started surfing in Half Moon Bay and has lived and surfed in Santa Barbara, Dana Point, Morro Bay, and Hawaii. Currently he is known for painting famous surf spots in the United States. An accomplished surfer, as well as artist, he has been seen surfing and skateboarding among former world champions including Tom Curren, Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk, and other board sport professionals. His paintings of Rincon, Refugio, Malibu, Santa Cruz, Hollister Ranch, Santa Barbara, Salt Creek and other spots are well known and have been published in many surf periodicals. His works currently show in galleries all over the coastal United States.
Famous quotes containing the words pierce and/or peter:
“But wise men pierce this rotten diction and fasten words again to visible things; so that picturesque language is at once a commanding certificate that he who employs it, is a man in alliance with truth and God.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper;
A peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper,
Wheres the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?”
—Mother Goose (fl. 17th18th century. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers (l. 14)