Troubled Waters BirdLife Special Edition 100 leather bound copies of the book - each signed and numbered, with an original watercolour painting by Bruce Pearson, and presented in a slip-case - are being sold by BirdLife International to raise funds for seabird conservation. Minimum price £200 To enquire further, or to order, email: email@example.com
Senegal January 2014 Contributing to a joint SWLA / BTO project aiming to raise the profile of the conservation work being undertaken in the UK and in Africa on migrant birds
The Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic peninsula November 22nd - December 8th 2013 Working as artist in residence onboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
As an artist fascinated by wildlife and the natural world 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. 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.
Working in an area of savannah woodland, Senegal. January 2014
TROUBLED WATERS Trailing the albatross, an artist’s journey Bruce Pearson Published by Langford Press