“Glasses” now on view at Art Gallery 118

I’m pleased to announce that Art Gallery 118 selected my digital piece, “Glasses”, to be a part of their online exhibition, “New Addition”. The exhibition will be on view from July 15 to August 15, 2022.

I’m especially pleased to see that my artwork is the first one in the exhibit. Nice to have the pole position! 😉

The selected works will also be featured on their Instagram account here. You can also watch their fun little promo video:

My work in 2 new publications!

I’m thrilled to announce that my work can now be seen in 2 stunning new art publications: The Purposeful Mayonnaise, Issue #7, and The Huts Magazine, Issue #5!

The Purposeful Mayonnaise (what a great title, btw!) selected my “Messy Bun” self-portrait as the opening image for their “Messdeck”. My bio can be found later on on page 74. A big thank you to the Purposeful Mayonnaise team for including my painting in their publication!

As for my work ending up in the pages of The Huts Magazine, that is courtesy of the tireless team behind “Art Mums United”, Mona Lerch and Valentine Svihalek. Through their collaboration with The Huts Magazine, all of the pieces that were a part of the Art Mums United exhibit “Artist, Mother, Proud, & Serious” (in which my “Self-Portrait With Kerchief” made the cut) were guaranteed a spot in the magazine. I’ve never seen my work in print before, and I have to say: it is a real thrill! Many thanks to Mona and Valentine for making this dream a reality!

Everyday View

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©2020, Emma Pittson, “Rooftops of Mile End”. Photoshop.

Remember when I said I wanted to try my hand at painting architecture more often (which is entirely reasonable because I’m surrounded by it all the time)?  Well, I came to regret that impulse while painting this piece.  It absolutely kicked my butt!  Who knew there were so many vents and pipes and satellite dishes on a typical Montreal rooftop?  Anyways, in case you were wondering, I see this view every day as I leave my office – the North side of Mile End, with Mount Royal in the distance.

First post of 2020!

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©2020, Emma Pittson, “Winter Sunset”. Photoshop.

And it’s a view from my livingroom window (minus a high-rise or two off in the distance)!  Work with what’s available, right?  I found I really enjoy painting snow on rooftops – it’s almost like icing a cake.  Ask me how I feel about that after another 3 months of winter… 😉

Merry Xmas Eve!

©2019, Emma Pittson, “Villa Maria Sunset”. Photoshop.

I’ll be honest: 2019 was not the easiest year BUT I did get back into art-making, and that’s got to count for something, right?  I hope everyone has a lovely holiday season with family and friends, and may 2020 bring joy to all of you in large ways and small!