Unceasingly concerned with colours and their relationships, I explore what happens when two colours meet, how they dance side by side and what occurs at the borderline. Understanding colour is fundamental to my creative process, each hue sings and resonates with its neighbour, creating a rhythm within the composition.
Drawing inspiration from the shallow planes of modernism, I build form through geometric shapes, clear facets and defined edges. This ravenous enquiry results in paintings that are exuberant, deeply expressive and delivered with potent emotion.
Eve is predominantly a figurative painter, working directly from life. She is preoccupied with the human form and both its presence and absence in space. Influenced by her lifelong studies of yogic teachings and spiritual thought she searches to crystallise on canvas the unselfconscious present state of being of the sitter; a sense of mortality clashes with a vivid embodiment.
Eve trained at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and The Royal Drawing School.
March 2019 - Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019, episode 5
December 2018 - Jackson's Emerging Artist Prize, Longlisted for 3 paintings
August - October 2018 - Artist in Residence, Riverside, W6
October 2018 - Chelsea Arts Society, Annual Exhibition, SW3
October 2018 - Utopia, Riverside Building, Manbre Road, W6
May - June 2018 - Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Festival, Riverside, W6
April - June 2018 - Artist in Residence, Riverside, W6
April - September 2018 - Figurative Painting Exhibition, Two Brydges, WC2
May 2018 - Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, NW3
April 2018 - Jackson's Open Painting Prize, Shortlisted
November 2017 - National Open Art Exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
October 2017 - Chelsea Arts Society, Annual Exhibition, SW3
September 2017 - A Letter In Mind, Charity Exhibition, Oxo Tower Gallery
May - September 2017 - The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2017, King's Place, N1
July 2017 - Heatherleys Summer Exhibition, SW10
May 2017 - Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries
July - August 2016 - Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries
July 2016 - Heatherley's Summer Exhibition, SW10
June 2016 - Chelsea Arts Society, Summer Exhibition, SW3
May 2016 - Candid Arts Trust Portrait Exhibition - Winner
Dec 2015 - March 2016 - Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club, Solo Exhibition
July 2015 - The Strand Gallery, Crossing Boundaries Beyond the Figure
July 2014 - Chelsea Arts Society, Summer Exhibition, SW3
June 2014 - Heatherley's Summer Exhibition, SW10
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Eve Pettitt - 2016
Eve Pettitt - 2015
Eve Pettitt - 2018
Eve Pettitt - 2019