Vida Pearson has been a professional artist/printmaker for over thirty years. Early in her career she favoured screen printing and etching, however in the last fifteen years she has concentrated almost exclusively on linocuts, which are all individually hand coloured. She has a distinctive style with strong contemporary designs and bright colours. Upon joining the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia many years ago, Vida’s images naturally took a turn in that direction. This enabled her to combine a love of bird-watching, photography and travel with her work. Although she spends two months each year on various field trips in Australia and abroad collecting material for new images, she finds the observation of all types of wildlife exhilarating – even those she encounters daily on her five-acre bush block in rural Victoria. She hopes that by creating beautiful images of the natural world she may cause people to reflect on how amazing our planet is. Vida's work can be found in galleries throughout Australia. She has won over 150 prizes in art competitions and exhibits regularly in group and solo shows. She was voted ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ by the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia in both 2104 and 2015 and is featured in ‘Inspiration Wild: An Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment’ published by the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia Foundation. Her work is featured in the 2017 Australia Geographic Art Calendar.