Bruce Pearson, painter and print maker, is about to publish a book detailing his life-long fascination for the sea and seabirds. Having journeyed a number of times across the Southern Ocean, his aim is to paint a portrait that brings the open sea vividly to life in the mind's eye and imagination.
"As an artist fascinated by wildlife and the natural world I work as often as the opportunities arise out in the wild where the rhythm and restlessness of wildlife and elemental landscapes - and sometimes people - interact creating powerful images and dramatic themes."
A Shy Albatross chases a White-chinned Petrel by Bruce Pearson
A trawler trails a bird-scaring line by Bruce Pearson
Bruce's new 196-page book "Troubled Waters. Trailing the Albatross, an Artist's Journey", is due to published next month by Langford Press. Chapters are titled Launching an idea; First encounters, Heading south; Birds Island summers; Hooked and tangled; and Drawn south again.
The book launch is to be followed by an exhibition in support of BirdLife International's Save the Albatross Campaign from 26 November to 1 December at the Artspace Gallery, Maddox Street, London UK.
It is intended to carry a review of Bruce Pearson's book once it is published.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 29 September 2012