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An evening with Bruce Pearson - An Artist in the Natural World

Bruce Pearson - An Artist in the Natural World
When Sep 29, 2016
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Wilkinson Room of St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN
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Contact Phone 07703 170320
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Bruce Pearson has illustrated many books on various aspects of wild life and gives many lectures on the topic of An Artist in the Natural World. For this evening event Bruce will give a short slide show, followed by a demonstration based upon his wide experience working in the Antarctic. He produces superb photos and works rapidly and stunningly on rolls of wall-lining paper to give brilliant studies of wild life and of scenery with a very personable delivery.


Bruce Pearson has worked over the last 40 years as an artist completing private commissions from individuals, museums and institutions. Following an invitation from the Artists for Nature Foundation (ANF) Bruce has participated in international art events and exhibitions in the USA, Europe and South America. In the Uk he has contributed to a number of group exhibitions and has undertaken a number of solo commercial gallery shows.

Initially Bruce worked as a freelance illustrator on a range of natural history books, magazines and journals. He wrote and illustrated "An Artist on Migration". A chapter within this book focused on the seasonal floods in the West African region of Sahel, and subsequently part of the migration story was foilmed and shown on BBC2 titled "Beyond Timbuctu", presented by Bruce.

In addition to painting and printmaking, in earlier years Bruce has filmed in Antarctica as a Director/Cameraman on a project which evolved from a collaborative idea into a documentary programme called "The Private Life of the Fur Seal", which was shown on BBC1. The led on to a second programme "The 150 Millon Tonne Shrimp, which was a far more complex Antarctic story, subsequently shown on BBC2. As a result of these successes, Bruce was commissioned by Channel 4 to write and present the six part "Birdscape" series covering a range of british landscapes, and the lives of some of the birds and people associated with them.

Much more information on Bruce and his work can be found on his website: