The vast & changing Australian Bush landscape is a place where I feels connected to something greater than myself. My relationship with the bush is something I am constantly exploring in my practice. When I paint , I'm not so concerned about depicting a tree or rock or any other feature, as one may see it, more as a gesture or expression of its role in the overall landscape.
Kate Pittas is a contemporary landscape artist based in Meanjin/ Brisbane. Having studied fine arts at university, then teaching as a Visual Arts teacher for 10 years, Kate has been painting full time for 6 years. Kate often explores local bushland in outer Brisbane and the Scenic Rim in her work, focusing on the mood & movement of the landscape. Thick application of paint, gestural marks & bold colour are evident in Kate's practice.
The Australian Bush landscape provides endless opportunities for exploration and I often references great past & present Australian landscape artists such as Fred Williams, McCubbin & John Olsen. The colours especially that many contemporary first nations artists apply are something I find so exciting & I continue to learn a lot from them.
2022 has been my first year really entering prizes as I wanted to ensure my practice was fine tuned!
2019 Corner Store Gallery, 'Landscapes' Group Exhibitions
2019 Purple Noon Gallery, 'Betwixt & Between' Group Exhibition
2020 Wild Canary, Solo Exhibition, 'Wanderlust
2021 Wild Canary, 'A Winter's Walk', Group Show
2021 Arcadia Street Gallery, ‘The Sun Also Shines: Work From Four Queensland
Solo 'Nearing Home' Arcadia Street Gallery April 2022
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