My name is Jessie Pitt and i was born in Melbourne, Australia. I have been an artist my entire life with no memory of a beginning. It just is. I studied art for two years after high school and then have been travelling between Australia and Europe since then. I live and work in the mountains. I am fascinated by the constant changing light and moods to be found in the mountains and am not lacking in inspiration! I have exhibited both in Australia and in Europe in various places. In the coming years it is a goal of mine to travel and seek inspiration in different mountain locations throughout the world. I also capture spontaneous light and shadow moments wherever i am in photos.
I use many different mediums, generally not focusing just on one but mixing them together to get the effect that I seek. Mediums such as compressed and willow charcoal, pastel, contè, acrylic paint, pencil, drawing ink. I am mainly drawing on paper but also paint on canvas both in oil and acrylic. I draw from photos, as the way I draw is time consuming and with rapidly changing light and cold temperatures drawing outside is not so pracical. So i carry a small camera in my pocket ready to capture everthing that inspires me, the photos are ust the first step in a long process to come to an end result. And even if my art my sometimes look like photos they are in no way a copy of a photo as every piece of artwork is dictated by me to create the ideas and images that I have in mind....
I am fascinated by the effect of light and shadow and the way it can change and effect colour, moods, shapes in the things that surround us. I find that mountains offer me unlimited inspiration to these themes and also as they are close to my heart, where I feel most happy and free. So when i am drawing mountains I often find myself not drawing mountains...but light and shadow that become mountains when i stand back. My drawings seem to come into focus from a distance and not always right up close. I find that the natural beauty of our planet offers limitless motivation and material to draw, that light and shadow is what defines what we see into shapes and things that we recognize and see around us...
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