Bruce Pearson - painter and printmaker An Artist in the Natural World
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As an artist fascinated by wildlife I work as often as the opportunities arise out in the wild where the rhythm and restlessness of wildlife and elemental landscapes - and sometimes people as well - interact and overlap creating powerful images and dramatic themes about the natural world and our relationship to it.   

The starting point has to be the field experience as pure observation is the raw material - perhaps a few small sketches, a larger more considered drawing, or an ambitious painting which one hopes distils something of the day’s experience. A work straight from the field can sometimes be framed and exhibited as it is; what’s left is taken back to the studio to be viewed in a new light and the snatched ideas worked through in different mediums - relief printing, mono and screen printing, or oil painting.

This site sets out to convey a feeling for some of those field experiences and to show a range of creative processes and some of the atmosphere of an artist’s studio.  The site also shows some of the outcomes - pieces of finished work, work in progress, or some of the exhibitions and other events where paintings and prints are shown.

Over a period of almost 40 years working as an artist I have travelled widely in search of  subjects from the Arctic and Antarctica, to Africa, much of Europe, and the Americas.   However, these days I’m spending much more time these in the studio - for a while it was at St. Barnabas Press in Cambridge but since early 2016 it has been in a beautiful hideaway in the city where I am able to work through the creative debris accumulated over years travelling to wild places.


Note: the raw material is HD but somehow I’ve managed to mangle the output quality in the editing software by not fully understanding and appreciating the medium (its the first time I’ve tried video).  So viewing quality on wide-screen is not brilliant - but I’ll work on it and see what I can produce in the future.  Have lots of ideas, and its great fun.

Antarctica 2016

A short video I put together from a mix of GoPro and iPhone footage taken during the recent trip south to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula.

See and read more about the two 2016 season of trips with One Ocean Expeditions.  The first just to the Antarctic Peninsula as Naturalist, the second to the Falklands, South Georgia and Peninsula as Artist in Residence

Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula