Jessie Pitt studied Visual Art at TAFE after finishing school. Completing an Associate Diploma of Visual Art, Majoring in Printmaking.
Jessie works with various mediums to create finished artworks, these being a mixture of drawing and painting. Mediums include charcoal, graphite, drawing ink, acrylic on canvas on paper. She is working predominantly now on un-stretched canvas. The texture of the material is an important part of the finished artwork, and currently the majority of works are completed this way. Jessie builds each artwork up in layers, trying to also get a depth and translucency in the artworks. Mediums that are used in her current works are: ink, charcoal, graphite and acrylic. So both drawing and painting techniques are used to create the desired effect. Being a landscape artist it is not a goal to be hyper-realistic, but portraying mountains and conveying the mountains in the way she sees them, how they speak to her in their constantly changing moods, through influences of light and cloud, and seasons. Like painting the soul of the mountain, and also being closely connected with her own experience, and what she feels and sees. Conveying a mood is an important part of the overall artwork.
Jessie’s technique developed through a transient lifestyle since finishing studying, in the sense that the mediums used were dictated by what could fit in her luggage and loving space following the snow for over 16 years in both Australia and Austria. (Jessie is also a ski instructor, race coach and backcountry ski guide.) Being in the mountains for so long has had a very strong influence on her art. They are a huge source of inspiration. As well as an adventurous childhood growing up in nature with her family hiking, skiing, camping all over the Australian Alps.
She is working/exhibiting internationally. Countries that she has exhibited in are Australia, Austria, Italy, France and Germany.