Trixie Pitts

Joined Artfinder: May 2015

Artworks for sale: 70

United States

About Trixie Pitts

 
Professional Plan
 
  • Biography

    I never try to have a painting to end up a certain way - then I already would have painted it in my head.  I just begin and see what happens, often starting out in one place and ending in another, with no idea how I got there or how to “do it again.” Painting for me is like a roller coaster - it's more fun when you don't hold on.   When I look at a painting and say to myself, “How did I ever do that?” Then I know it’s good!  I am proud of myself for having the courage to put myself on the line each and every time I paint.  Starting is the key.  Then, one color, one line will lead to another.

    When asked, “What were you thinking when you were painting?” I reply, “I try not to think, that just gets in the way”.  

    My main inspiration is my past.  What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, and in my case it made me paint! The process helps me to reconnect with my own self, to heal, to grow, and to feel loved and to create my own reality.

    If you don"t see your country listed, please contact me to discuss payment and shipping.

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  • Education

    2006 - 2015

    Art Students League of New York

  • Awards

    2018

    Juried Winner, ArtSlant Showcase, Abstract

    Also won this award in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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    2015

    Phyllis Harriman Gallery NY "Blue Dot Award"

    Also awarded in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Small Works

    Dates: July 11, 2018 - Aug. 8, 2018

    Venue: The NAWA Gallery, NYC

    Opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 5-7pm The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) is excited to present its second small works exhibition of 2018, featuring Small Works by 75 member and non-member artists. “Small Works” are truly compact creations with big perspectives.

    Event: Abstract: The Space Between

    Dates: June 1, 2018 - Sept. 4, 2018

    Venue: The NAWA Gallery, NYC

    What is Abstract Art?

    It is art that does not attempt to represent external reality,but seeks

    to achieve its effect using, shapes, forms, colors and textures.

    Event: King Woman

    Dates: Nov. 11, 2017 - Dec. 12, 2017

    Venue: Pen & Brush Gallery, NYC

    The recent work by 25 contemporary women artists, encompassing established as well as lesser-known artists creating in a range of media, including video and performance. Many new works, some created expressly for King Woman, will be shown for the first time.

    Event: 12 Artists

    Dates: Feb. 9, 2017 - Feb. 16, 2017

    Venue: Renasant Bank, 1820 West End Ave., Nashville TN 37203

    Exhibition of 12 invited artists

    Event: The Conference Board Presents Work By ...

    Dates: June 15, 2016 - Jan. 4, 2017

    Venue: The Conference Board, New York, NY

    Group Exhibition in Midtown Manhattan
    June 2016 - January 2017

    Event: Trixie Pitts New Paintings

    Dates: Jan. 14, 2016 - June 16, 2016

    Venue: 135W50, 135 West 50th Street, New York NY 10020

    Lobby Exhibition: 7 over-sized new paintings by Trixie Pitts

    Event: Trixie Pitts Paintings

    Dates: Nov. 4, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

    Venue: I Love You Bedford, Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    2015 Paintings

    Event: 2015 Concours, Poons

    Dates: April 19, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    Venue: Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

    Blue Dot Award

    Event: Members’ Exhibition

    Dates: Aug. 30, 2014 - Sept. 20, 2014

    Venue: National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York, New York

    This is a yearly exhibition.

    Event: Trixie Pitts Paintings

    Dates: Jan. 9, 2014 - June 18, 2014

    Venue: Squire Sanders, 30 Rockefeller Center, NYC

    Solo exhibition of 13 of Trixie Pitts' large, abstract expressionist paintings.

Professional Plan

Links


Education

2006 - 2015

Art Students League of New York


Awards

2018

Juried Winner, ArtSlant Showcase, Abstract

Also won this award in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Show more awardsHide

2015

Phyllis Harriman Gallery NY "Blue Dot Award"

Also awarded in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Small Works

Dates: July 11, 2018 - Aug. 8, 2018

Venue: The NAWA Gallery, NYC

Opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 5-7pm The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) is excited to present its second small works exhibition of 2018, featuring Small Works by 75 member and non-member artists. “Small Works” are truly compact creations with big perspectives.

Event: Abstract: The Space Between

Dates: June 1, 2018 - Sept. 4, 2018

Venue: The NAWA Gallery, NYC

What is Abstract Art?

It is art that does not attempt to represent external reality,but seeks

to achieve its effect using, shapes, forms, colors and textures.

Event: King Woman

Dates: Nov. 11, 2017 - Dec. 12, 2017

Venue: Pen & Brush Gallery, NYC

The recent work by 25 contemporary women artists, encompassing established as well as lesser-known artists creating in a range of media, including video and performance. Many new works, some created expressly for King Woman, will be shown for the first time.

Event: 12 Artists

Dates: Feb. 9, 2017 - Feb. 16, 2017

Venue: Renasant Bank, 1820 West End Ave., Nashville TN 37203

Exhibition of 12 invited artists

Event: The Conference Board Presents Work By ...

Dates: June 15, 2016 - Jan. 4, 2017

Venue: The Conference Board, New York, NY

Group Exhibition in Midtown Manhattan
June 2016 - January 2017

Event: Trixie Pitts New Paintings

Dates: Jan. 14, 2016 - June 16, 2016

Venue: 135W50, 135 West 50th Street, New York NY 10020

Lobby Exhibition: 7 over-sized new paintings by Trixie Pitts

Event: Trixie Pitts Paintings

Dates: Nov. 4, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Venue: I Love You Bedford, Bedford Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2015 Paintings

Event: 2015 Concours, Poons

Dates: April 19, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Venue: Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

Blue Dot Award

Event: Members’ Exhibition

Dates: Aug. 30, 2014 - Sept. 20, 2014

Venue: National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York, New York

This is a yearly exhibition.

Event: Trixie Pitts Paintings

Dates: Jan. 9, 2014 - June 18, 2014

Venue: Squire Sanders, 30 Rockefeller Center, NYC

Solo exhibition of 13 of Trixie Pitts' large, abstract expressionist paintings.


 

Biography

I never try to have a painting to end up a certain way - then I already would have painted it in my head.  I just begin and see what happens, often starting out in one place and ending in another, with no idea how I got there or how to “do it again.” Painting for me is like a roller coaster - it's more fun when you don't hold on.   When I look at a painting and say to myself, “How did I ever do that?” Then I know it’s good!  I am proud of myself for having the courage to put myself on the line each and every time I paint.  Starting is the key.  Then, one color, one line will lead to another.

When asked, “What were you thinking when you were painting?” I reply, “I try not to think, that just gets in the way”.  

My main inspiration is my past.  What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, and in my case it made me paint! The process helps me to reconnect with my own self, to heal, to grow, and to feel loved and to create my own reality.

If you don"t see your country listed, please contact me to discuss payment and shipping.

 
 
 
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