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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

 

Birdfair 2019

August 16th, 17th & 18th

Open 10 - 5.30 daily (until 5.00pm Sunday)

 

 

 

 

For the past few years I've linked up with One Ocean Expeditions on my stand at the Birdfair.  It provides an entertaining opportunity to show some of the work I do on board the expedition ships when I join them as artist in residence.   Come and see some of the work - stand 35 in the Art MarqueeFor the past few years I've linked up with One Ocean Expeditions on my stand at the Birdfair. It provides an entertaining opportunity to show some of the work I do on board the expedition ships when I join them as artist in residence. Come and see some of the work - stand 35 in the Art Marquee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common seals and passing sandwich terns.  Oil on board 38cm x 28cmCommon seals and passing sandwich terns. Oil on board 38cm x 28cm

 

The marsh at Morston, and passing hen harrier.  Watercolour / mixed media 116cm x 72cmThe marsh at Morston, and passing hen harrier. Watercolour / mixed media 116cm x 72cm

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Norfolk, May & June 2019

When there have been opportunities over the past few months I've been out painting along the North Norfolk coast.  Mainly working in oils - sometimes on panels and boards, and other times on canvas.  These are some of the  paintings, and once back from the framer in late July they will be on view at the Pinkfoot Gallery in Cley, Norfolk.

 

Piping Oystercatchers an the marsh at Stiffkey.  Oil on panel, 90cm x 60cmPiping Oystercatchers an the marsh at Stiffkey. Oil on panel, 90cm x 60cm

Descending brents and the pines at Wells.  Oil on panel 90cm x 60cmDescending brents and the pines at Wells. Oil on panel 90cm x 60cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the tip of Scolt Head Island. Oil on panel 90cm x 60cmFrom the tip of Scolt Head Island. Oil on panel 90cm x 60cm

      Another day on the marsh - at Burnham Overy StaitheAnother day on the marsh - at Burnham Overy Staithe       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.

See more about the trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you someone with an interest in sketching and who takes a small sketch pad on holiday, or who goes to an evening art class, or perhaps somebody who has always wanted to have a go at painting or drawing?  Then why not join this adventure and let your own creative spirit really fly?   

Surrounded by inspirational seascapes, and landscapes ashore where wildlife subjects are everywhere and up close, there will be opportunities galore.  Rather than fussing around honing techniques more important will be each individual's personal artistic journey that allows for the possibility of capturing something very personal about your journey south, with somebody on hand to encourage and support you.

For more information, or if you have any queries, then get in touch through the Contact page.