“I would like people to connect to my art in a way that touches their soul,” says winter landscape drawings artist Jessie Pitt.
Jessie Pitt is an artist who creates winter landscape drawings and paintings. She grew up in a culturally diverse adventurous family, with a father from England and a mother from Australia. Her father was interested in a lot of activities hence she traveled a lot: camping, hiking, skiing, and generally spending lots of time around nature. She also spent plenty of time visiting museums, castles, and art galleries, courtesy of her dad, who was a graphic artist. Art has always been a part of her. She says, “I became an artist, or I just was an artist, it is not so easy to pinpoint and it really was never a question for me”. After college, she studied arts at the Outer Eastern College of TAFE, earning a diploma in visual art.
Jessie is currently based in Tirol, Austria, in the alps. This is where she draws her current inspiration. “I spent a lot of years following the winter seasons between home and here then spent the majority of my life in the mountains,” says Jessie.
Winter Landscape Drawings Reconnecting People and Nature
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Experiencing a lot as a child certainly holds a great influence on Jessie’s artistry. “As a child, I experienced a lot, which perhaps led me to my overactive imagination and romanticism,” she says.
Though she doesn’t think her artistry is directly influenced by any artist, she has a few artists she admires. Those include Joseph Turner, Rembrandt, and Uffizi’s drawings\sketches. “I like moody, melancholic art and romantic art that uses and understands light,” says Jessie.
Ultimately, her biggest inspiration is nature.
Projects in progress
Jessie says, “I have a few projects that are connected to the main theme that I am working on currently. They all explore in different ways, connection, nature, time, and transience. Mountains and different things associated with them are my main inspiration pool.”
These projects are:
As a memory for when they are gone. They are transient and are disappearing before our eyes, and where I live they have always been present so it is a weird time to be in where they are melting so fast you can see the changes with your naked eye from year to year. These are big artworks that take a long time to create so it could be a year or two before I have the complete series together.
This is where I make my art out into the places that inspire them and exhibit them. These are just transient moments where I take video and photos of the artwork in nature.
“I started this series last year and I consider it ongoing,” Jessie says. “They are quite symbolic and use a circle or sticks to represent the connection between everything found on earth, birds to represent humanity flying through time but just a moment in time. Earth goes on, before us and after us.”
Video artworks – moments
These are moments in nature that could represent any moment in time in earth’s history. Timeless moments.
Thoughts about legacy
Jessie wants her achievements in the world of art to outlive her existence. She says, “As an artist, of course, I would like to be remembered, as I think all of us would like to be.”
In addition, Jessie hopes her art connects with people in a way where their soul is touched and their thought processes triggered. Her art’s purpose is to reconnect people to nature in some way.
Exhibitions and collections
Jessie has been involved in several international exhibitions in Austria, Italy, Australia, France, Spain, and Germany. Recently, she exhibited her work at The Other Art Fair in London, as well as at exhibitions in Sydney and Los Angeles. Her works can be found in many private collections all over the world.
Style of art
She’s primarily a landscape artist with a realistic view, not necessarily hyperrealism. Although realism isn’t a strong focus in her art. She prefers monotone and subtle colors as opposed to strong colors, though she likes light.
Artist’s personal statement
To me, the most important thing is that we humans collectively connect to nature, earth with the understanding that this planet is our home. We are a part of the earth, we come from the earth, but we do not live in a bubble separate from the rest of nature. Every action has a reaction. Nothing we do can be disconnected from the rest of life on this planet.
The pure fact is, it does not really matter where we come from, what language we speak, what our culture or religions are, we collectively call this planet home and it makes no sense to me that we continue to do things that destroy our home. We only have one, so we need more empathy and kindness, less hate and division. More time in nature, more time to listen and to just be.
To see Jessie’s latest artwork, visit Saatchi Art >
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