Selected Works

Matthew J. Pitts lives and works in St Leonards-on-sea, on the south coast of England.

Pitts studied Fine Art Painting at Norwich School of Art and Design and his work are in private collections in the UK, Europe, Switzerland, Australia, and the US. Pitts creates work with a warm and open character that explores the formal qualities of painting and pictorial space – composition, shape, line and colour.

“Many things influence my paintings and there is no hierarchy: bad jokes, Tintoretto, a dripping tap – it’s all fair game and welcomed in equally. The paintings exist as objects in their own right and there is no hidden message or agenda. They are a collection of humble materials that provide a record of endeavour at a particular moment in time.
In many ways painting can seem a selfish pursuit, but like many others I have a desire to create and I am drawn to the physical process of painting. I create work in an attempt to better understand the parameters of painting and in turn, better understand the world around me and my place within it. I hope that there is generosity to be found in the images that I make and that viewing them and living with them can be a positive experience.”