Peter Pearson-Of Sea and Stone

Peter Pearson-Of Sea and Stone

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This book, with almost 190 colour illustrations, is the definitive study of the work of Peter Pearson. Born in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, in 1955, from an early age he has pursued a varied and independent career, not only as a highly regarded painter and historian, but also as a passionate advocate for the conservation of Ireland’s architectural heritage. A practising artist since his teenage years, Pearson enjoys a loyal following among a group of art collectors who appreciate his whimisical and often surreal paintings. However, his work is also popular with the wider public, who can readily appreciate his evocative depictions of cityscapes and coastal scenes. Listing the artists who have so evidently inspired him is not an easy task, as there are so many, ranging from Italian Renaissance, through Romanticism, to the Impressionists and then the Surrealists. Some of Pearson’s paintings are quasi-abstract, some Impressionist, some Surreal. All are individual and are united by the artist’s refined tonal sense and delicate use of colour, and an aesthetic sensibility unique in contemporary Irish art. (Peter Murray)