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.

All website text and images © Bruce Pearson 2016

(Top)  Working at night painting storm petrels arriving at their nest sites, Priest Island, Western Isles  (Middle) Working in Senegal,  (Bottom) Out and about , Western Isles Northumberland - painting on the shore with Farne Islands beyond. (Phot: Rob Jordan)

Hookpod and the Seabird Challenge

A recent ‘crowd-funding’ initiative (The Seabird Challenge August 2016) to raise funds for The Albatross Task Force and the deployment of the Hookpod device has been hugely successful passing its target within the first few days.

 The Hookpod is an incredibly clever device which provides fishermen with an easy to use and durable way of helping save albatrosses and other seabirds caught at sea in their many thousands each year.  The Hookpod provides a single measure to reduce seabird bycatch and ensure fishing operations are as quick, safe and effective as possible.

However, much more needs to be done so please follow the links to add your support and make contributions. Thank you.

19th, 20th and 21st August 2016

Looking forward to being at the Bird Fair again this year on my stand (No 47) in the Art Marquee.  

Also, great that Debra Taylor and the One Ocean Expeditions team will be on the stand as well.

See you there!

Antarctica - Off The Beaten Track

8th - 20th November 2016  

Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

20th Nov - December 2016

I'm sailing again this year with One Ocean Expeditions on the Akademik Ioffe - on the first trip as a Naturalist and as Artist in Residence for the second.

Visit One Ocean Expeditions for more information about joining me and fellow enthusiasts on the trip of a lifetime!