Thursday, March 27, 2008

Paul Pitt, self-taught painter......


Paul Pitt's work harkens back to a simpler time, filled with a strong sense of community and extended family. Even if we have never personally experienced his subject matter, it rings a responsive chord. His paintings are meticulously repainted up to six times before Paul is willing to pronounce each piece done. Within each large scene, there are many small stories unfolding, each with their own considerable charm and humor. And, as always, you will find his surprise signature........two small boys running.......one black, one white, taking turns wearing the ever present red scarf. The Hampton Museum acquired an example of his work in 2001, and recently his "Summer Wedding" was shown at the opening of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries at Old Dominion University in Virginia. He work has been published in Raw Vision magazine, Folk Art Magazine, and Craft Digest, to name a few. I'm delighted to have several of his works available at www.artbrut.com

2 comments:

StoryPainter said...

Nice piece from Paul Pitt....good graphic quality, balance and story. Keep up the blog and writing about new finds....

don cadoret

www.doncadoret.net

Tootie said...

Love this piece! It has a nice folk-arty feeling.
Thanks for visiting my blog. You asked if I made bigger collages and yes I do up to 11 by 14 inches.
Smiles-
Tootie