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John G Pearson


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BA Fine Arts (Hons) - University Witwatersrand - Johannesburg 1974

HED (PG) - University Witwatersrand 1975

MBA - University Western Australia 1988

Gallery representation


Picasso Art - Perth

Finishing Touch - Fremantle

Gallery Beneath - Mooloolaba Queensland

CoolArt - Coolum Beach Queensland

Montville Art Gallery - Montville Queensland

Individual exhibitions

2010    Picasso Art, Carine

2009    Gallery 360 – Guest artist

1997    International Gallery, Claremont

1986    Raines Galleries, Rosebank Johannesburg,


Selected group exhibitions

2017    Montville Art Gallery - Artist of the month - February

2015     St Marks College – Guest artist

2013    CoolArt - Coolum Beach

2011     Picasso Art, Carine

2010     Picasso Art, Carine

2009     St Marks College – Guest artist

2009     Studio 281, Maylands

2007     Picasso Art, Carine

2004     Picasso Art, Sorrento – 3 person show

2004     Gallery 360, Joondalup

1984     Crake Gallery, Norwood Johannesburg

1982     Crake Gallery, Norwood Johannesburg



John has won many awards. Some are listed below.

Morawa Art Show                      2006           First Prize

Kalgoorlie Art Prize                    2008           Best Oil

Mukinbudin Spring Festival         2009           First Prize

Northam Art Prize                      2010           Highly Commended

Cystic Fibrosis Rose Show         2010           First Prize

Kalgoorlie Art Prize                    2010           Best Oil

Kalgoorlie Art Prize                    2011           Highly Commended

Kalgoorlie Art Prize                    2011           Highly Commended

Pinjarra Art Prize                       2012           Highly Commended

Morawa Art Show                      2012            Highly Commended

Pinjarra Art Show                       2013           First Prize – Oil and Acrylic

Kenilworth Art Prize                   2013            Finalist - One of fifteen

Pinjarra Art Show                       2015           Highly Commended

Kenilworth Art Prize                   2016           Winner - Best Landscape

Kenilworth Art Prize                   2017           Highly Commended - Landscape



John readily accepts commissions.

Please contact the artist directly via email

The Journey

Work from the early 1980s explored the melancholy of old buildings in mostly deserted inner city areas; investigating shuttered windows and solid, but defaced doors. Occasional use of the human figure added to a feeling of loneliness.

During the mid-eighties a time looking at and painting old fishing boats, captured that same sense of abandonment and questioning.

On arriving in Perth in1986 was struck by the intense colour and light and worked on a series of extremely realistic beach scenes, incorporating figures.

Thereafter John worked on a series of window paintings using oils which culminated in a solo exhibition in 1997. These paintings explored windows as an intriguing foil to life; looking in and looking out. The series included some paintings looking at architecture and the landscape, focusing on Rottnest Island, Beverley and York.

In recent years John has interpreted both the Australian and European landscape, capturing the subtleties of colour and light using a spontaneous and increasingly spontaneous technique using oils and acrylics. Later works explore dramatic shifts of light in interior and patio type scenes.

His paintings of the landscape capture a quietness and sense of contemplation.