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112 ARTIST PROFILE Jessie Pitt

La Meije, 2016, mixed media on canvas, 100 x 150 cm

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deep connection to her surroundings in Austria is at the heart of Jessie Pitt’s work, with the mountings providing constant inspiration for her atmospheric paintings.

Using a blend of many different mediums such as charcoals, pastel, graphite, drawing ink and acrylic paint on un-stretched canvases; the artist’s own photographs of the mountains are used as reference, building each artwork up in layers to create depth and translucency. Soft yet powerful, her artworks masterfully depict the majestic and mysterious beauty of nature. Whether working in

shades of grey or with subtle touches of colour, the artist’s love for – and extreme familiarity with – the landscape is clear; as she creates atmospheric works that transport the viewer to a new location. Originally from Australia, Pitt’s work has been included in many group shows across Europe and Australia, as well as solo shows in Austria. jessiepitt.com jessiepittart@gmail.com

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