2018 Highlights & News

2018 has been an exciting time in my exhibition calendar with the focus around Savile Row, London. I have produced highly detailed work in collaboration with Piccadilly tailor Benson & Clegg. A canvas so precisely measured that it tested even my technical skills. The portrait of King George VI is a permanent feature at Benson & Clegg and lists the George Cross recipients awarded from 1940-2018. Please visit the shop to view the portrait during opening hours you would be most welcome.

I have also produced a portrait of Horatio Nelson using Savile Row’s Davies & Son bespoke label. Although minimal in design compared to King George VI this canvas also tested my skills. It is clear to see my decision-making processes allowing the visible sketch to be seen and making suggestions of Nelson’s coat rather than including the whole detail. 

A highlight of 2018 was selection for the Royal Academy 250th Summer exhibition, both portraits selling at the private views and a second commission as a result of the exposure, thank you Royal Academy. I must also mention a local exhibition at the wonderful 19th century Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington, Nottingham back in May 2018, it was great to be involved in this exhibition.

Looking ahead to 2019 I can confirm that I will be showing work as part of the INNOVATE exhibition at Derby Royal Hospital from 18thMarch, and also taking part in North Norfolk Open Studios from 25thMay – 9thJune 2019. 

Light Night 10th Feb 2017

MUTE SWAN assembled from 5000 used clothing labels will be exhibited as part of Light Night Nottingham on Friday 10th February 2017. The work will be available to view in the window at Sue Ryder Vintage & Retro, 30-32 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FF.

The window installation runs from 28th Jan – 11th Feb 2017

GET INVOLVED ALL WELCOME
Join Artist Joy Pitts for a drop-in event on Saturday 4th February 11am – 4pm to help unpick labels for Joy’s next creation.

Special thanks to Sue Ryder Vintage & Retro, and Nottingham Light Night 10th Feb 2017. 
NOTE Mute Swan will be FOR SALE during the exhibition email joy@joypitts.co.uk

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    For more opportunities to participate follow Joy on Twitter @JoyPittsArtist

For more opportunities to participate follow Joy on Twitter @JoyPittsArtist