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Jonathan Pitts

Landscape paintings for me are spaces that can free the imagination. They also show ways in which to engage with and appreciate the landscapes that are local to you.

It is important for me to paint in the landscape itself. Being in one spot over a day, I’m immediately aware of how much change happens in the weather, the wildlife, nothing is still for very long, and I get absorbed by the changing moods of the landscape.

I don’t aim to paint exactly what’s there. Rather, I balance representation with how the place makes me feel, continuously interpreting and designing. Pictorially I think of my images as being somewhere in between abstraction and representation.

Painting in all weathers can be challenging. Working through a storm with rain drops bouncing off the wet paper is a risky way to make a painting. However these unplanned surprises can add so much to a piece, so I persevere.

At the end of it all I hope to have paintings and drawings that stimulate. I am particularly attracted to the river Thames, the reflections in the water are a constant inspiration. The riverbanks are beautiful at all times, I aim to celebrate this in my pictures.

Education

Falmouth College of Arts, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting

7 open listings

Selling: Strong Sun Gentle River, R.Thames near Marlow, Spring
£795
63x57x.2cm
Selling: Rest Awhile and Enjoy this Farmed Landscape, R.Thames Marlow
£295
25.5x28.5x.2cm
Selling: A Nice Day to Walk the Thames Path, R.Thames nr. Marlow
£295
25.5x28.5x.2cm
Selling: Early Morning, Feeling Chilly in the Wind, R.Thames
£795
63x57x.2cm
Selling: Ochre Trees in  the Breeze, R.Thames nr. Marlow, Spring
£795
63x57x.2cm
Selling: Dark Shadows as the Sun Swings Around, R.Thames nr. Marlow
£795
63x57x.2cm
Selling: Dark Clouds Over this Pool of Light, R.Thames near Marlow.
£1,395
63x57x.2cm
Awards 2nd prize winner: Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Sail Loft Bursary: A residency at the Sail Loft Studios, St. Ives Exhibitions 2017 - Spring Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 2016 - Summer Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 2016 - Spring/Summer Exhibition, Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff 2016 - Spring Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 2015 - Winter Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 2015 - Spring/Summer Exhibition, Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff 2015 - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford 2014 - Mike Jones and Jonathan Pitts, a joint exhibition, Pure Art, Pembrokeshire 2014 - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Mall Galleries, London 2014 - Summer Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 2014 - National Open Art Exhibition, Broadway Arts Festival, Little Buckland Gallery. 2014 - Spring Group Show, Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo 2014 - Spring Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 2014 - Mixed Winter Show, Pure Art, Pembrokeshire 2013 - Winter Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 2013 - Artist Showcase within the Autumn Exhibition, The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 2013 - Christmas Show, Pure Art, Pembrokeshire 2013 - Winter Group Show, Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo 2013 - Autumn Exhibition, Pure Art, Pembrokeshire 2013 - Summer Group Show, Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo 2013 - Pre-selected for the Threadneedle Prize 2013 - RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, London 2012 - Anne Kerr and Jonathan Pitts, a joint exhibition, Pure Art, Milford Haven 2012 - Summer Show, Edgar Modern, Bath, 2012 2012 - Summer Group Show, Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo 2012 - RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, London 2011 - Christmas Show, Pure Art, Milford Haven 2011 - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Smith & Williamson tour, London, Bristol & Guildford 2011 - Watercolour Show, Pure Art, Milford Haven 2011 - Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (2nd prize winner), The Mall Galleries, London 2010 - 158th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2010 - Trees, Woods, Land & Sea, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville 2009 - Winter Wonders, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville 2009 - Friends Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham 2009 - Open ‘Prize’ Exhibition, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham 2009 - Hertford Art Society, 57th Annual Open Exhibition, Cowbridge Halls, Hertford 2009 - Open all Media, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham 2008 - Beside the Avon, Number 8, Pershore 2007 - In and Around the Town, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2007 - Innate Ability 3, Number 8, Pershore 2006 - New (ad)venture2, Vitreous Contemporary Arts, Truro 2004 - Sail Loft Artists, St. Ives Arts Festival, Sail Loft Studios, St. Ives Television 2016 - Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016. Series 2, episode 4 2015 - Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015. Wildcard artist series 1, episode 3 Press articles 2016 - Artist Interviews: ‘Painting Is My Way Of Making Sense Of The World’ Jackson’s Art Supplies blog article by Lisa Takahashi, June 2016 2012 - Watercolour today, Artists & Illustrators Magazine, feature article by Martha Alexander 2012 - An instinctive response, The Artist Magazine, feature article by Oliver Lange 2011 - The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, exhibition catalogue 2011 - Quality Assurances, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, feature article by Frank Whitford, Times art critic 2008 - An Artistic Journey, Worcestershire Living, magazine article
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