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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

In the Studio

Summer 2019

Working on a few print ideas.  One was a drypoint and carborundum print based on some Southern Ocean sketches.

 

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The Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Dec 31 - Jan 17th 2020

 

I'm on board again with One Ocean Expeditions this coming Antarctic season as Artist in Residence sailing on their new ship RCGS Resolute. 

 

 

 

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In the Field - North Norfolk

September 2019

A couple of days painting on the marshes around Stiffkey and Warham - with a few hours looking closely at an area busy with hundreds of Sea aster mining bees.

 

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Natural Eye Exhibition

24 October - 3 November 2019

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

I've submitted  six works, including the polar bear oil painting (left).   The exhibition is open  daily 10am to 5pm (closes at 1pm on final day). Admission £4, £3 concessions, free to Friends of Mall Galleries, SWLA Friends and those under 25 years of age.

 

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