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 -  interact creating powerful images and dramatic themes about the natural world.  

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, I’m spending more of my time these days in my new studio at St. Barnabas Press in Cambridge (UK) working through the creative debris accumulated during those visits to wild places.

© All website images and text, Bruce Pearson 2014

SWLA The Natural Eye

Society of Wildlife Artists

51st Annual exhibition

 Mall Galleries, London SW1

Thurs 30 October - Sun  9 November 2014

10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Life, Light and Landscape

Bruce Pearson & Anne Shingleton

An exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures

Durlston Castle Gallery, Swanage, Dorset

October 26th - November 23rd 2014


With Bruce Pearson and Greg Poole

Sunday 2nd November 2014

10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Also Linocut and Monoprinting

The first colour being printed in the five-colour relief print  'Through the Reeds', St Barnabas Press, September 2014

A Sparrowhawk’s Lament:

How British Breeding Birds of Prey Are Faring

David Cobham with Bruce Pearson

With a foreword by Chris Packham

Some of the illustrations from the book are still available - see A Sparrowhawk's Lament page

TROUBLED WATERS Trailing the albatross, an artist’s journey Bruce Pearson  Published by Langford Press       Signed copies available £38 + p&p (Current UK p&p £5.60) Use Contact form to order (Above) Relief printing, St Barnabas Press, August and September 2014 SWLA Natural Eye 2014 A Sparrowhawk's Lament Troubled Waters Book Troubled Waters Book Troubled Waters Book #drypoint_workshop Durlston Exhibition

Wandering Albatross Expedition