Rob Pittam was addicted to Cornwall from his first childhood holidays there.
well as the landscape, the ocean, and surfing – those brilliant, sunlit summer
days on the beach seem to have triggered a lifelong fascination with the subtle
emotional power of light and shadow.
Greatly influenced by the work of
Vermeer and Edward Hopper, he too aims for a certain quality of stillness in his
The still-lives often include
fishes and he believes that they are amongst the most interesting subjects in
nature to study in paint.
colour, pattern, reflectivity, perfectly evolved streamlined shapes and a
three-dimensional form to ‘sculpt’ in light and shade – they might also be read
as metaphors for the sea itself.
Rob Pittam works in a classical technique
using the translucency of acrylic paint, over a pencil drawing and monochrome
underpainting on gessoed board, to build up tonal depth through multiple glazes
We are hoping to show new work by Rob Pittam at The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park March 9th-12th.