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Welcome......

............to a site where I aim to convey a feeling for some of the studio processes and field experiences of an artist who takes wildlife and landscape as his main starting points.

Fascinated by wildlife and habitats I work as often as the opportunities arise out in the wild looking for the rhythm and restlessness among wildlife subjects and in elemental landscapes. 

Sometimes the focus includes people when they interact and overlap with species and habitats creating powerful images and dramatic themes about the natural world and our relationship to it.

Also on this site are some of the creative outcomes - pieces of finished work, work in progress, or exhibitions and other events where my paintings and prints are shown.

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

Over a period 45 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 spend a lot of time in my studio working through the creative debris accumulated over years travelling to wild places.  It is exciting trying to make something new out of old ideas.

 

 All text & images  © Bruce Pearson 2019

 This is the Christmas card I made for 2017, where a turquoise and oil pastel and a black chinagraph pencil resists and 'puddles' the flooded  indigo watercolour wash.  Ususally I try to make about 140 cards each year.This is the Christmas card I made for 2017, where a turquoise and oil pastel and a black chinagraph pencil resists and 'puddles' the flooded indigo watercolour wash. Ususally I try to make about 140 cards each year.

 

November & December 2019

In the studio most the time working on a few ideas that I'll use to make some Christmas cards, and also fulfilling one or two private commissions before the end of the year.

 

These are some of the cards  I have made over the past 15 years or so - fox and boxing hares (right) using oil pastel and watercolour, and polar bear (below) for which  I made a carborundum and drypoint plate and printed an edition 140 cards.