Bruce Pearson - painter and printmaker An Artist in the Natural World
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Sketching king penguins and elephant seals on the beach, South Georgia, November 2014

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.

Antarctica, Falkland Islands & South Georgia

November 22nd - December 10th 2015

Artist in residence onboard Akademik Ioffe

All website text and images © Bruce Pearson 2015

Birdwatch - December 2015 issue

Includes Painted Desert, a 4-page article by Bruce Pearson about the Negev desert and some of the conservation issues facing its wildlife

Available online and from all large high street retail magazine outlets from October 24th

Birdwatch - the home of birding

The  Natural Eye

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

29 October 2015 to 8 November 2015

10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Birdwatch magazine Natural Eye exhibition Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula Out painting on Burnham Overy Marsh, North Norfolk, March 2014 Birdwatch magazine Birdwatch magazine