About Us

From patriotic montages like “Pride” (see home page) to Delaware Valley landscapes, classic motorcycles and indigenous wildlife, Kim Pearce’s art is quintessentially American.

In paintings and drawings, Pearce captures inspiring scenes of heroism and patriotism, lifelike portraits, breathtaking landscapes of the Delaware Valley and historic landmarks of the area’s past. Inspired by the work of N.C. Wyeth, Pearce weaves images of freedom, heroism, nature, history and local life throughout his work. He is arguably one of the most important local artists of the new millennium.

With a heart as soft as the bristles of his brush, Pearce has donated his work to benefit numerous community and charitable causes. Disturbed and inspired by the events of 9/11, Pearce poured out his emotions in “Pride,” a watercolor that drew national attention for capturing the heroism and national pride in the aftermath the Sept. 11th attacks. Prints of “Pride” were sold to buyers across the United States, and Pearce donated all of the proceeds to the family of Doug Miller, a Millrift volunteer firefighter and member of the New York City Fire Department who was killed at the World Trade Center. The sales of “Pride” raised more than $15,000 for Miller’s widow and three daughters. More recently, Pearce painted a transportation-themed montage to mark the Centennial Celebration of the City of Port Jervis, N.Y. The Delaware Engine Company in Port Jervis has proudly displayed the image on the back of its new fire truck.

 

“During the years when my children were growing up, I didn’t produce a lot of work but Sept. 11th changed everything,” said Pearce. “It rekindled the interest and passion in me, and I churned out two or three paintings a week for quite some time. When my daughter, Stacey, passed away in a car accident in 2004, my pace slowed and I even contemplated giving up. But somehow, it seems, she kept me going. After her death, I painted her portrait several times and I found the work therapeutic and cathartic. It gave me an outlet for my grief and made me rededicate myself to my life’s work.” 

Pearce was born and raised in Milford, graduated from Delaware Valley High School and earned an associate's degree in graphic art from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. From 1976 to 1985, he worked in various jobs in graphic arts and the printing industry, including a stint as art director for a flexographic printing plate manufacturer. He took courses at SUNY Oswego to get certified to teach in New York State and, from 1985-2015, worked as a commercial art instructor at the New York State Correctional Institution at Fishkill, N.Y. Pearce is a member of the Delaware Valley High School Hall of Fame. 

His preferred medium is watercolor, but he is equally skilled with oil, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel, pen and ink, charcoal and graphite. He works primarily from photographs, and leans toward landscapes, portraits, still-lifes and technical illustrations.

He and his wife, the former Laurie Lyon, a native of Matamoras, reside in Westfall Township. They have four children, including Jennifer, Jason and Zachary. Their daughter, Stacey, was tragically killed in a car accident May 11, 2004.

About the Company

In 2013, Kim Pearce and his youngest son, Zachary, who holds degrees from Bloomsburg University as well as Marist College, joined forces to redesign, expand, and market kimpearce.com to a wider audience.