Bruce Pearson - painter and printmaker An Artist in the Natural World
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Painting on the Northumberland coast.  (Photo: Rob Jordan)

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 as well as people sometimes, 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 text and images © Bruce Pearson 2015

Out painting on the North Norfolk coast on Burnham Overy Marsh overlooking Gun Hill and the eastern end of Scolt Head Island.  January 2015

North Norfolk

January 2015

A few days in early January painting and drawing on the coast in various places between Brancaster and Wells

Antarctica, Falkland Islands & South Georgia

2014 & 2015

TROUBLED WATERS Trailing the albatross, an artist’s journey Bruce Pearson  Published by Langford Press  Signed copies available (including small sketch on inside title page).  Please use Contact form to order:  £38 + p&p*

New card

A card featuring a print image of mine has recently been issued by Art Angels Publishing in their 'Printmakers' range.

Available in all good retail outlets nationwide, also online directly from Art Angels.

Current UK p&p £5.60 (Jan 2015)*

Website sales_at 2nd Feb 2015.pdf North Norfolk Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula A Sparrowhawk's Lament A Sparrowhawk's Lament Troubled Waters Book Troubled Waters Book Troubled Waters Book Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

From the Archives

BBC Natural World - Beyond Timbuktu

First shown BBC2, September 1988

The film was directed by David Cobham who I have been able to work with again very recently as he invited me to illustrate his book A Sparrowhawk's Lament  (see below)!

A Sparrowhawk's Lament

How British Breeding Birds of Prey are Faring

By David Cobham, illustrated by Bruce Pearson

This well reviewed and very timely book published last year by Princeton University Press, is available from all good bookshops, and online as well:

RSPB Bookshop

Subbuteo Natural History Books

For a signed copy (including small B&W sketch on title page) please use the Contact form to order

£25 + p&p *