September 2010

New Open Studio Date…

by Emily Pitts on September 23, 2010

in News, Uncategorized

TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2-8pm

Due to demand I’m holding an Open Studio session next Tuesday and I’d love to see you here.  This is your chance to have a nosey round my work and my studio with a drink in hand.  It’s an informal relaxed drop-in event where you can ask me any questions you like!!

Come along and see my work in the flesh and enjoy a chat and drink at the same time.

Studio Address: 3, Balmoral Drive, Denton, Manchester, M34 2JT

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See you on Tuesday.

Emily

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Open Studio today…

by Emily Pitts on September 20, 2010

in Uncategorized

Why not come and take a look around the studio?  Today the Studio is open to you from 12 – 8pm, offering you the chance to see some artwork up close whilst having some delicious home-baked cake and a cuppa, sprinkled with some civilised chat!  You can stay for as long as you want – make yourself at home on the comfy chairs or do a flying visit.

I would love to see you and speak to you – look for the sunflower and green beans and there you will find the studio!  Need help to get here???  Just give me a call and I will help.  See you later.

If you can’t make it today, the next Open Studio is Tuesday 28th September 2pm – 8pm.  Why not drop in on your way home from work.  more dates to follow – sign up to my ‘special stuff’ mailing list for future dates.

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Welcome to My New Website

by Emily Pitts on September 20, 2010

in News

Hello and welcome to my new and exciting website.  It’s great to see you here – I hope you like my work and the site.  Over the next few days I will be adding new works, so keep the page bookmarked to see more!   Sign up on the ‘mailing list’ page to find out first about my new work, fun events and special offers in the run up to Christmas.  If you have any feedback I would love to hear from you.  Until then…browse and enjoy…

Emily

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The Seeds are Spreading

by Emily Pitts on September 20, 2010

in All That Glitters, Latest For Sale

  • Acrylic, leather and glitter on box canvas 2010
  • 76.2cm x 50.8cm

This work is inspired by my love of our natural world and my investigations into conflicts in our relationship with our environment. Seeds from non-indigenous species often threaten our native plants, borne across miles of land and along huge lengths of our waterways in the air and on insects and animals. As we move from place to place, our lives becoming ever more transient, this has a knock on impact on the places around us. In this work the seeds are thrown up into the air and appear to be suspended – at the mercy of chaotic and unpredictable forces. In a sense it questions what actual power we have to effect change, with seemingly insurmountable external forces acting of their own accord. The picture alludes also to population explosion and how the outcome is almost impossible to predict and even less easy to control or organise – one puff of wind and the direction has changed again.

Price: £125
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Beneath the Poppies No. 1

by Emily Pitts on September 20, 2010

in All That Glitters, Latest For Sale

SOLD

  • Acrylic, string, leather off-cuts and glitter on canvas 2010
  • 50.8cm x 50.8cm

Layers of paint and off cuts of leather form the basis of the “All That Glitters..” Collection. The series investigates things going on below the surface, in relation to ecology & nature, and our place within that. The work refers to nature’s capability of renewing and re-shaping itself to adapt to the effects of human activity and in response to our treatment of the natural world. Fleeting elements come through from underneath the top layer of paint, indistinguishable but nevertheless asserting their mark. Covering the whole piece is a layer of glinting glitter, like a piece of cellophane packaging, creating a beautiful sheen and deflecting all but attentive eyes from what lies below.

Price: £SOLD
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Untitled (I Just Love You)

by Emily Pitts on September 20, 2010

in Latest For Sale, Love & Lust

  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 91.5cm x 152.5cm

The production of this canvas was inspired by my visit to Manchester Pride’s Out in the city event and the discussion surrounding the development of art and readings of art alongside the opening up of freedom of expression for gay people. The colour of the canvas makes reference to Derek Jarman’s work ‘Queer’, which is housed at Manchester’s City Art Gallery, offering a counterpoint to the male dominated discourse on sexuality which prevails in many public institutions. The multitude of shades of colour and the delicate intersperses of rainbow colours brings more subtlety to the work, indicating a link between homosexual love and the words below, but perhaps acknowledging the spectrum of difference within the lesbian and gay community itself – sexuality cannot be pigeon-holed in the way that society would like it to be.

I have a great interest in words and how we use them. Words fail to fully and wholly describe our exact meanings, leading to mis-communication and confusion. In the case of this work the word ‘just’ brings into question the meaning of the statement as a whole. Taken out of context and away from verbal and body language the statement languishes at the bottom of the sheet, as if the thought has been dragged out of the expressor; the word ‘just’ somehow diminishing the statement to a disposable romantic narrative. The way that the words are scrawled nonchalantly across the canvas, gouging out the paint, hints at a kind of carelessness or reticence, alluding to the difficulties involved in expressions of love.

Price: SOLD
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‘I Loved You’ (Triptych)

by Emily Pitts on September 16, 2010

in Latest For Sale, Provocative

  • Acrylic and wire on Box canvas
  • 3 canvas’: 61cm x 30.5cm each

New gorgeous tactile artworks; three beautifully evocative individual pieces with sensual qualities and a vibrant presence.  The work refers the love between two women and the explosive and powerful emotions that arise in the sexual part of that relationship.  The works are full of emotional charge and present the viewer with intimate subject matter that both enchants, with its deep gouges of paint, and repels, with its immediacy.

Price: £495
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Filey Coast No. 2

by Emily Pitts on September 16, 2010

in Inspired by..., Latest For Sale

  • Acrylic on box canvas
  • 61cm x 30.5cm
This canvas is smaller in scale to the other Yorkshire Coast and Filey images and projects the austerity and sombre seascape during inclement weather at Filey.  The sky hangs heavy and atmospheric in contrast to the texture of the sandy shore.  Acrylic paint is used roughly to evoke the constant movement, unpredictability and power of the sea, particularly during storms.  This coastline is amongst the most beautiful I have visited and this painting is somewhat an ode to that.

Price: £110
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Yorkshire Coast No.1

by Emily Pitts on September 16, 2010

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  • Acrylic on box canvas
  • 152.5cm x 40.7cm

This horizontally elongated canvas promotes the essence of the Yorkshire coast, with its beautiful geological history emblazoned across the cliffs for miles.  Layer upon layer of sediment contains precious fossils, hunted by many.

The use of paint gives this painting a tactile quality and brings the viewer in close, to touch, feel and experience the work, however in doing this the nature of the painting changes.  The ephemeral nature of our landscapes is evoked through swift paint application that sweeps across the canvas.  The streaks move across the canvas over layers of thick textured paint, in bright orange-red hues, and rise up towards the clear blue sky.

Price: SOLD


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The Apple I Chose

by Emily Pitts on September 16, 2010

in Inspired by..., Latest For Sale

SOLD

  • Acrylic on box canvas
  • 50.8cm x 50.8cm

This painting came as a result of a long visit to the Warwickshire countryside, where I came upon an array of beautiful crisp apples lying underneath an apple tree, unpicked and at different stages of decay and putrefaction.  The smell of over-ripe apples was intensely strong and the sensation of wasps circling round was quite unbearable.  It was quite in contrast to the appeal of the shiny freshly fallen apples.

Loosely painted, reflective and attractive, this painting grabs instantaneous attention, like the apples did under the tree for me.

Price: £SOLD
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