Matthew J Pitts
Matthew Pitts studied fine art at Norwich School of Art and Design and is now based in St Leonards-on-sea, on the south coast of England.
"Many things influence my paintings and there is no hierarchy: bad jokes, Tintoretto, a dripping tap - it`s all fair game and welcomed in equally. The paintings exist as objects in their own right and there is no hidden message or agenda. They are a collection of humble materials that provide a record of endeavour at a particular moment in time.
In many ways painting can seem a selfish pursuit, but like many others I have a desire to create and I am drawn to the physical process of painting. I create work in an attempt to better understand the parameters of painting and in turn, better understand the world around me and my place within it. I hope that there is generosity to be found in the images that I make and that viewing them and living with them can be a positive experience.