LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
b.1975 Melbourne Australia
Jessie Pitt studied Visual Art at TAFE after finishing school. Completing an Associate Diploma of Visual Art, Majoring in Printmaking.
Jessie’s artwork is inspired by the natural environment. The wild places untouched or seemingly untouched by human hands. Inspired from Earth itself. This connection to nature is something that she feels strongly and something that she believes is important to rediscover within ourselves, in a time where our environment is at risk which puts humanity at risk. As a result, in her current series of artworks, she explores connection... humanities connection to the Earth. Memory.
Time features strongly. It is fleeting, never ending, reoccurring, heavy. We are all just moments, like rain drops in an ocean. But we are part of, and connected to what has been before and what will be in the future. This is symbolised through the circle of sticks in her new series from 2020, and the birds that are featured in her art. Through mountains timelessness, strength and peace.
Jessie lives, and has spent much of her life in the mountains, and this is where her inspiration from nature originates. Through the changing moods, the winds that blow, a bird’s cry, in the storms, the light, the silence, the flowing water of the rivers, the snow.
Her current works are painted/drawn on unstretched canvas predominantly, that she deliberately crumples to add texture. Giving them a natural and free look without constraints. Using various mediums such as graphite, charcoal, ink and acrylic combining both painting and drawing techniques to build up the artworks in layers.
Jessie is working/exhibiting internationally. Countries that she has exhibited in are England, Australia, Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Spain. She has work in private collections throughout Europe, Australia, and the USA.
WHO I AM
I am an Australian fine artist based in Tirol in Austria.
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