Nostalgia: that’s what has drawn Theo into repeatedly painting scenes of Pearson College and Pedder Bay, in their different moods.  It’s not just his own nostalgia but also that of Pearson College graduates, a few of whom have commissioned him in recent years to paint this place of intense shared memories.

In August 2017, Theo donated the paintings of Pearson College and Pedder Bay below to Pearson College to use for fundraising purposes — very un-nostalgically for the college’s future!  Most are oil on canvas, but some are acrylics or watercolours.

If you are interested in buying any of these paintings (and thereby supporting the college’s scholarship fund, with some portion for Doctors without Borders MSF), please contact

Note. May 2022. These paintings of Pearson College are not included in the special campaign this month, in which proceeds from all work featured on this website will go to Save Saima’s Family.  









A note for Pearson College people about the college book

Theo and Eileen Dombrowski. A Spin on Our World: Thirty Years of Evolving (and Revolving).  2004. Note that the book on the first 30 years of Pearson College is downloadable free in pdf form from this website. Find it under BOOKS in the menu above, or at PEARSON COLLEGE BOOK.  The book is only for people who are part of the college community (grads, teachers, host families, the board etc.) so you’ll need a password.  You can get it from Theo via this site or from


For those of you at Pearson in the mid-80s, here is a slideshow you might find entertaining.  These are sketches Theo did casually in faculty meetings, as doodles.  Eileen saved them and just found them again recently.  Can you match the doodle-sketches of Pearson teachers of the 1980s with their names?

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Hint:  The names to be matched with photos are: Andrew, Ann, Brad, Edgar, Eric, Garry, Gay, Hamish, Jean, Jerry, John D, Marc, and Martha.