David Pearson’s intricately detailed plant studies present both the rare and the familiar with almost scientific precision. Rather than using plants as an artistic device, these images serve as portraits of a specific flower, leaf or fruit, celebrating their uniqueness. One of the leading new generation of botanical painters, Pearson combines traditional techniques and influences with a passion for plants, gardens and the landscape.
Pearson has exhibited with the Royal Horticultural Society, where his work has been awarded several medals, at The Mall Galleries in London and The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Locally he has shown work at The DLI, Alnwick Garden, The Hancock Museum and the Durham Botanic Gardens, where he was artist in residence. Pearson’s work is held in collections throughout the UK, as well as across Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia.