Kiva III
Kiva III

acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 inches

Trail Marks
Trail Marks

acrylic on canvas 36 x 36

Kiva IX
Kiva IX

acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 inches

Bosa Nova
Bosa Nova

acrylic on canvas 40 x 36

Mesa Morning
Mesa Morning

acrylic on canvas 40 x 36 inches

Leeward
Leeward

acrylic on canvas 40 x 36

Kiva IV
Kiva IV

acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 inches

Wall Marks
Wall Marks

acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 inches

High Desert
High Desert

acrylic on canvas 40 x 30

Painted Desert
Painted Desert

acrylic on canvas 52 x 46

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JIM PITTMAN

Bio

 

Jim was born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia. He has a

B.A. degree in Art History from the College of William and Mary in

Williamsburg, Virginia. He founded the art departments for Tidewater 

Academy and Surry County High School and has further studied in Italy, Spain and workshops in Maine and California.

 

A traditional watercolorist for many years, a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon inspired him to use more color and textures. His work became more minimal with a move to acrylic on canvas 

 

He is represented in many private and corporate collections in the U.S., London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Germany. The Denver Art Museum has one of his canyon paintings in their permanent collection.

 

Jim maintains studios in Boulder, Colorado and Sandbridge, Virginia.

 

Statement 

 

My work is landscape reduced to a grid like compositional structure. I use a vibrant color palette, painterly texture and  a luminous sense of light. There is no preplanning or drawing. Paint is applied with a knife and mixed on the canvas intuitively in many layers. Perspective is reduced to simple lines either drawn or scratched into the surface. I try to take the landscape and essentialize it in an interesting and meaningful way.