About

2005 -MA Fine Art, Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design. Awarded distinction for investigation of site.

2004 BA Hons Fine Art, Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design.

Awards/prizes

  • Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts 2015.

  • BBC Get Creative Champion 2015.

  • 1st prize at Thoresby Gallery Open Exhibition, Nottinghamshire 2014.

  • Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts 2014.

  • Winner of Halls Fine Art Open Competition, Weston Park Granary Art Gallery, Shropshire 2011.

  • Shortlisted for The Art of Giving, Saatchi Gallery, London 2010.

  • The Good Shepherd, most interesting use of the theme inclusion, Qube, Shropshire 2005.

  • 3D prize-winner, Nottingham Open, Nottingham Castle 2004.

  • Shopping Bag, National Winner, Slug and Lettuce Bar Culture, London 2003.

  • Cosy, living sculpture, Derby Arts Festival, Derby 2003.

Residencies

  • 2015 - 2015 Artist in Residence, Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JA (11th September until 30th October).

  • 2005 - 2008 The United Reformed Church, Derbyshire.

  • 2004 - 2005 Artist in Residence, Surface Gallery, Nottingham.

Commissions

  • 2018 Benson & Clegg, 9 Piccadilly Arcade, Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6NH. Portrait of His Majesty King George VI.

  • 2017 Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen portrait with 5000 cotton tapes.

  • 2016 Bromley House Library, Nottingham (200 years).

  • 2014 Nottinghamshire County Council Arts Development Service. Part of the World War One Centenary Commemorations across City and County trent-to-trenches.

  • 2013 Liberty, London.

  • 2013 Paul Smith, London.

  • 2008 Site Specific Commission, Derbyshire.

TV Media

Publications

  • artsbeat magazine Derbyshire feature October 2018

  • embroidery THE TEXTILE ART MAGAZINE May/June 2018

  • Radio Times Magazine 17th - 24th November 2017

  • Homespun Magazine 'Designer Edge' Australia June 2017

  • Nottingham Post - Winston Churchill 5th Sept 2016

  • Labelling Art - An interview with Joy Pitts www.hatalk.com 17th Aug 2016

  • Put this on - a blog about dressing like a grown up June 2016

  • Nottingham Post May 2016

  • Radio Times Magazine 16th - 22nd April 2016

  • Country Life Magazine March 2016

  • Erewash Borough Council Magazine Label of Success Winter 2015

  • Nottingham Trent University Alumni Network Magazine spring/summer 2015

  • Ilkeston Life publication WW1 Pigeon September 2015

  • LIFESTYLE De kunst van het lablen March 2015

  • Nottingham Post January & April & October 2015

  • Costume & Textile Association catalogue 2014

  • HM Revenue & Customs Pulse Magazine August 2014

  • Nottingham Post June & July 2014

  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition catalogue June 2014

  • Nottinghamshire Today June 2014

  • Nottingham Post - New meaning to designer labels May 2014

  • Craft & Design Magazine by Rachael Chambers March/April 2014

  • Cley 13 Contemporary Art catalogue 2013

  • North Norfolk News July 2012

  • Cley 12 Exhibition catalogue 2012

  • Express & Star Shropshire August 2011

  • an Magazine The Weston Park Fine Art Open 2005

  • Qube catalogue INCLUSION 2005

  • Derby Evening Telegraph August 2003