About

The Artist

Pete Pearson, originally from the Tamworth area, has lived in and around Armidale for over thirty years. He has always been interested in pursuits of an artistic and creative nature, as well as having a deep love for the natural environment.

During the early 90’s he studied Science at the University of New England, and then spent 15 years as a High School Teacher and TAFE teacher.  His subject areas included Science, Agriculture and Computing.

Ever dabbling in artistic projects, he decided to delve into the world of digital photography in mid 2002. He was immediately hooked. Since then he has taken thousands of photographs, enjoying it so much, that he spent some years as a semi-professional photographer.

While no longer offering his services as a photographer, he is ever using his photographic, artistic and creative skills to create new things, be they digital or physical.

The Name

The name Stigandr is a combination of Pete Pearson’s Nordic ancestry and the original nickname he used when he first ventured online back in 1995. The nick he used was “the Wanderer” and in the Old Norse language the word for wanderer is stigandr. So, while to many the name might seem unusual and even hard to remember, it is Pete’s way of maintaining a like with his history and tradition.

If your interested in knowing how to pronounce the name, this might help;

Stig: pronounced with a hard G. Long I. Like this: Stiig.

Stigandr: Shorter I on Stigander, harder A+N, straightforward: StigAnndr