Born in Wimbledon in London, Piers went to Chelsea School of Art in the late 1970s. He studied under Myles Murphy and Patrick Symons. He moved to Sussex in the 1980s where he continued to paint nature and cities as well as working from the model.
From the late 80s, he travelled widely and more of his work was directly influenced by the places he visited. Trips to New York and Cuba significantly influenced work, but a long series of Alpine paintings began with a trip to the mountains around Granada in southern Spain. These continued with images from Switzerland and specifically from Zermatt with its dramatic light and glacial terrain.
He has had regular solo shows at Zimmer Stewart in Arundel and also shows at Medici Gallery in London as well as mixed exhibitions spread widely. He has exhibited in Germany and Paris and his work can be seen in private and public collections all over the world.
His work continues to explore the relationship between natural space and flat surface geometry and his plans in the next year include working on images of London and Portsmouth, Swtizerland and Sussex, as well as continued projects from the model.
Piers is now busy working on new London images as well as working from the landscape in Sussex and Switzerland. He will be exhibiting at the Kings Place Gallery, N1 9AG, in a show of Artistsí Self Portraits and at The Cello Factory, SE1 8TJ, in The London Group exhibition.
In 2012, he will be showing cityscapes at the Medici Gallery; Figure work at Highgate Contemporary and London and Sussex work at Zimmer Stewart Gallery in Arundel.