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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.

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The Apple I Chose

by Emily Pitts on September 16, 2010

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  • 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.

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Yorkshire Coast No.2

by Emily Pitts on September 16, 2010

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  • Acrylic, paper, leather and varnish on box canvas
  • 1.52cm x 40.7 cm

This artwork was created following a first visit to the Yorkshire Coast at Filey, Scarborough and Whitby.  The coastline, rugged and seeped in geological history, provided deep inspiration for the Yorkshire Coast paintings.

Using a range of materials, the ephemeral nature and continual evolution of the coastline is evoked in this painting, in contrast to Yorkshire Coast No.1, which uses paint alone.  The wide canvas offers a panoramic view which carries depth of paint and pattern from the paper, which is layered over the paint to give glimpses of what lies beneath.  The coastline itself provides myriad opportunities for exploration of all kinds and the painting tries to reflect this sense of hidden treasures beneath the surface.

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We Didn’t Work (triptych)

by Emily Pitts on September 16, 2010

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  • Acrylic on box canvas
  • 3 canvas: 50.8cm x 76.2cm each

This Triptych shows a split second in a relationship filled with conflict and emotional charge, with a chasm between the two bodies that bleeds across and penetrates both. Gouged textures move across the canvases, catching the light and tempting the viewer to touch the paintings.  They offer a tactile and sensory experience, with extraordinary vivid colours, which entice you to come closer.  The deep globules of paint appear shiny and hardly set – irresistibly appealing to those who long to touch.


Price: £395
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Untitled (I Am The Best)

by Emily Pitts on September 16, 2010

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  • Blue ink on box canvas
  • 91.5cm x 152.5cm

These work focuses on our internal dialogues and concepts of status, exploring the phenomenon of positive affirmations as a way of achieving success.  The work alludes to the writing of lines in a school classroom, with an oversized plain canvas acting as the paper.  This writing of lines assumes that something bad has been done by the author, however the work alludes to an air of positivity common in the field of success making through affirmations.  The work is a questioning tool on the subject of what ‘being the best’ actually means.  In real terms there is no best – it is a non-existent state we use to administer power and control – of others and ourselves.


Price: £750
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After Birth

by Emily Pitts on September 15, 2010

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  • Acrylic, varnish, fabric, plastic on canvas.
  • 102cm x 81cm

This work was created following the birth of my daughter in 2001.  It investigates the emotion and physicality of giving birth and the way in which this permeates life after having a child, coupled with the rigorous and, at times, monotonous and isolating routine that is imposed on you once you have another being to care for.

The work uses single word text to indicate different aspects of the routine you encounter with a new baby.  The actual experience of giving birth and rearing for the first time is alien and no-one can prepare you for it.

Materials used in this work relate directly to child bearing and rearing: plastic bottle teats, nappy liners, bathing flannel, giving the piece and immediacy and directness. However the piece is also extremely tactile and inviting.


Price: Not for Sale (now showing at Birthrites collection website)
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Filey Blue Sky

by Emily Pitts on September 15, 2010

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  • Acrylic on box canvas
  • 76.2cm x 50.8cm

During a week-long visit to the Yorkshire Coast each day presented a whole new experience, from volatile and moody skies, to instantaneous downpours to this – open, expansive blue skies stretching to infinity.  Associated with this is the idea of our infinitesimal existence within the wide openness that is space stretched out in front of us as a challenge to our tiny lives.  The realisation of this brings into focus the important things that we hold dear – different things for each of us.


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