John Pearson



JOHN PEARSON – ARTIST STATEMENT

For all of us life is a voyage with many twists and turns, but the important thing is to enjoy and grow through the journey …… This is true for artist John N Pearson, whose life is a collage of experiences. He has moved through the world of nuclear physics, small business, yachting , teaching and, of course, art. All this, whilst experiencing life in various city and country addresses, including a cruising, live-aboard stage on the family’s 38ft yacht, based in Sydney.

John was born in Sydney in 1959, where he developed his love of the sea and boating with family holidays to the beach, and weekend trips to favourite spots on Sydney’s beautiful waterways. After high school he studied Applied Physics at University during the daylight hours and attended Art classes into the late night. In 1981 John started work as a physicist with an airborne surveying company, and later CSIRO as part of a team to develop Australia’s 3rd Nuclear Accelerator. He also attended Art Schools to gain a solid grounding in the theory and principles so important for a professional artist. From these early years he developed his own distinctive and unique, personal style of artwork. He bought his first yacht before even buying a car; indicative of a lifelong love of the sea and sailing. This combination of work, art and sailing was very much a part of his early married life throughout the early 80’s. John’s art work was received with warmth and strong public acceptance which is always pleasing for an emerging artist.

The patter of little feet and the need to move and pay the bills reduced the amount of time for exhibitions of John’s artwork for awhile. But fortunately the paintbrush didn’t stop moving and creating. Having sailed north with his family to Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in the mid 90’s, on the sea which inspires so much of his popular marine images, John’s artwork is now showing a maturity that only the years can give.

John’s artwork has been described as “feeling” or “mood” art; it has a way of touching people and evoking feelings and memories from within themselves. This “connecting” is achieved by John’s careful control of subject and composition, colour and its’ vibration, and with thoughtful design and harmony. John’s work is being collected and commissioned Australia-wide, and an ever growing number of overseas visitors are taking home his beautiful paintings. John and his artwork have been featured on television and various newspapers and life style magazines. He has a growing list of awards, from which he cherishes most the “People’s Choice” awards, as this is a true sign of appreciation from the very people John loves to paint for. He is a member of the International Society of Marine Painters and Australian Society of Marine Artists, where his work is admired at various National Exhibitions. His work is exhibited in select galleries across Australia and overseas.

John’s desire is to continue to enjoy with a smile life’s rollercoaster ride, with his delightful wife Karen and their five children; and to continue developing as an Artist, so that Art Lovers everywhere will also continue to enjoy his art as much as he does.

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Title : Sleeping In

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 77cm x 94cm Framed

Price : $1,480

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Title : The Two of Us

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 77cm x 94cm Framed

Price : $1,480

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Title : You and Me

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 0.60m x 1.5m (Set of 3)

Price : sold

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Title : Keeping good company

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 1.5m x 0.60m (Set of 3)

Price : $3,280

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Title : Sailing mates

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 50cm x 40cm x 4cm

Price : SOLD

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Title : Reflective Waters

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 40cm x 50cm x 4cm

Price : SOLD

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Title : Here’s looking at you!

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 40cm x 50cm x 4cm

Price : SOLD

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Title : Serenity

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 50cm x 40cm x 4cm

Price : SOLD

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Title : Back to front

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 0.94m x 0.74m

Price : $1480.00

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Title : Between You & Me

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 1.01m x 0.84m

Price : $1980.00

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Title : Together

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 1.01m x 0.83m

Price : $1980.00

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Title : Down at the Jetty

Artist : John Pearson

Medium : Oil on canvas

Size : 0.50m x 0.40m

Price : SOLD

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