Hettie Pittman......Contemporary Artist


Hettie Pittman is a self taught contemporary artist specialising in sea and landscape expressionism. She has been painting for 21 years, the last 17 of those full time.
She paints from her studio in West Sussex and sells to private collections as well as to Art Dealers, retails outlets and Interior designers countrywide.
Her art is well known, particularly throughout Sussex, as well London and the South West and has been featured in many leading interior magazines.

Artists statement
"I paint primarily from my studio in Sussex making marks with a palette knife, newspaper, rages and sometimes a brush. I always aspire to give each painting a sense of space and to convey an energy and rawness, but allowing the painting to be open to interpretation from the viewer.
Each artwork is built up with layers of paint applied thickly, sometimes peeled back with newspaper or scratched into with the end of a brush or palette knife.
Painting in a studio the work can become reflective of our own personal experiences. I hope I also convey the atmosphere and sense of place.
The sea has a huge influence on what I do, it's rhythm and movement always being something I try and capture.
However my passion for painting is a journey that doesn't fit neatly into one genre or another. Sometimes i'm working on a series of very large "loose" seascapes then i move into a more figurative phase. This work can be quite primitive as in my naive harbour paintings or thick impasto floral images.
Each painting is a journey, an exploration of the physicality of paint and canvas, a suggestion rather than an appearance of a particular place.
I am very lucky to spend my day doing something that I love.
Painting has become the essence of who I am.
I hope this reflects in the work I produce and that i can share some of that passion with the spectator."

Her studio, new for 2020, is a closed space , not open to the public. Her work can be viewed primarily at 61 Rowlands Road Worthing West Sussex BN11 3JN as well as several locations throughout Sussex and Devon.She welcomes all enquires, both private and commercial through the contact page of this site as well as by phone on 07527926179

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