Patrick Pearson, an award-winning artist, creates compelling abstracts inspired by tree-bark patterns, wild creatures, and textured landscapes in oils. His works explore the relationship between humans and the natural world. Winner of the Mark Butler Art Prize 2021 and a Finalist in the Adelaide Parklands Art Prize 2023, Pearson draws inspiration from cave art, African mask design, Impressionism, and Cubism, incorporating patterns from nature. His abstract paintings often reveal hidden forms upon closer examination, such as birds, animals, or human shapes.
Pearson’s deep connection with the natural world, especially seas and trees, dates back to childhood. His art addresses the crises of old-growth forest loss and wildlife extinction, reflecting a personal bond with nature that supports threatened creatures. Following brain surgery in 2009, Pearson found solace in woods and beaches. His work is held in numerous international private collections.