• Glenda Pitt


    Glenda Pitt
    Artistic interests began as a teenager but I didn't 'bite the bullet' until later in life, after many different workshops and courses. Eventually after 3 years of giving Basic Beginners Workshops in how to draw and paint, I studied for myself interest as I wanted to learn and upskill, to discover new mediums, techniques and whatever else to help get myself up and out there!
    This also taught me to put my art online and social media, plus gave me self confidence which I learnt was a common trait among artists. Living on the coast in a regional part of our country, a beautiful sunny location, I have now discovered many fellow artists and they are a great support.
    • Artist Statement
      • I paint because I love to. I love messing around with color, line and making marks with them. It seems I look up alot at the sky, its colors, formations of clouds, content and then outwards to the horizon. Casting my eyes across the seascape in early mornings, the landscape's sunset and in contrast the urban/cityscapes of traffic, communication and other 'interruptions' of modern civilization. Sometimes I lean a little into the surrealism with a moment of extra emotional hit!
    • Biography
      • 2017 Highly Commended Kennilworth, Qld, 2 sections: Main Section and Contemporary/abstract
        2017 Finalist Caloundra Local Artists, Local Content Art Prize, Qld
        2017 Finalist Moreton Bay Art Prize, Qld.
        2017 Finalist Bluethumb Art Prize, Melb.

        Various group exhibitions: Buderim, Noosa, Caloundra, Dandenong, St Kilda,

        2 years full time TAFE in Tewantin Qld. and Frankston Vic. to achieve an Advanced Diploma Visual Arts 2014
        2 years full time TAFE in Holmesglen Vic. and Morningside Qld. Diploma Building Design and Drafting 1999
        3 months part time TAFE Yeeronga Qld. Certificate Painting Effects 1995
        2 years part time Melbourne College of Decoration (RMIT) Interior Decoration 1978
    • Interview
      • Which new trends or Australian artists do you find inspiring at the moment? I find multimedia: FaceBook is good, but especially Instagram is inspiring as I meet artists from abroad as well as in Australia. Aussie artists who inspire me are numerous and currently some include Guido Van Helton, Amanda Krantz, Ashvin Harrison although my work is nothing at all like theirs.

        Which Australian deceased artist do you most admire and why? Albert Namajira - his simplistic representation and use of colour.

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why? Last week saw Melbourne NGV's Hokusai exhibition.. the volume of fine prints and his knowledge of anatomy! Also loved Dali exhibition some years back for his expansive creativity in so many different mediums, and his surrealistic imagination.

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work? Everywhere and from everything. Currently from the sky. The colour and formations are endless feed to my mind….I wonder what must there be out in space, beyond our wild blues here on earth.

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about? Taking photos constantly with my phone...whilst stopped at the lights or traffic. Enjoy TV art programs and docos on ABC/SBS, listening to radio conversations or music whilst working.

        What do you like most about being an artist? Freedom of expression, playing and experimenting as I learn about paint on canvas/paper/board.

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block? Eat, pray, cry! Go tidy my studio (for 100th time), walk the beach, get dirty in garden, phone a friend.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date? First time I’ve ever been a Finalist is this year and it happened 3 times in 6 months! Guess I’m doing something right.

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how? Not really...I’m just doing what I do. If it touches people I hope it’s positive.

        What are your plans for the coming year? Produce better art, and lots of it.

  • home painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Painting / 100 x 70 cm
  • sea gulls 2 'back to back'' painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Sea Gulls 2 'Back to Back''
    Painting / 35 x 43 cm
  • sea gulls 1 'here's looking at you' painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Sea Gulls 1 'Here's Looking At You'
    Painting / 35 x 43 cm
  • change painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Painting / 76 x 61 cm
  • portrait study - 'bleeding rose' drawing glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Portrait Study - 'Bleeding Rose'
    Drawing / 61 x 91.5 cm
  • happy hour painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Happy Hour
    Painting / 100 x 70 cm
  • last dance last chance painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Last Dance Last Chance
    Painting / 53.5 x 80 cm
  • copy cat painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Copy Cat
    Painting / 55 x 84 cm
  • family - a still life painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Family - A Still Life
    Painting / 77 x 53 cm
  • into the night painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Into the Night
    Painting / 180 x 54 cm
  • gulls cruizin' painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Gulls Cruizin'
    Painting / 76 x 60 cm
  • end of day acrylic on canvas  glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    End of Day
    Acrylic on canvas / 100 x 70 cm
  • clash of icons painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Clash of Icons
    Painting / 100 x 70 cm
  • hosier's exit painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Hosier's Exit
    Painting / 70 x 100 cm
  • scenic getaway (diptych) painting glenda pitt GLENDA PITT
    Scenic Getaway (diptych)
    Painting / 75.5 x 70 cm
  • high moon acrylic on canvas glenda pitt
    High Moon
    Acrylic on canvas / 70 x 100 cm