Randy Pitts
“Fishing the Incoming Tide”
Oil on linen panel
24×36 in.

About the artist:
Randy Pitts grew up in northeast Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a concentration on drawing and printmaking. After graduation he began his career in commercial art and worked as a designer for a number of advertising agencies in Jacksonville, FL. In 2001, Randy decided to take another path and dedicated his time totally to fine art. Since then he has primarily concentrated on the Plein Air style of painting and the challenges of capturing the variances of light, form and shape you see in his collection of work. Committed to refining his skills, Randy has continued his art education by attending numerous classes and workshops around the country. Currently, he exhibits in many local and regional shows and has won a number of first place awards.  Most recently, he won the Artists’ Choice Award at the prestigious 9th annual Wekiva Paint Out in 2015. Randy’s work has also been featured on the cover of Arbus magazine. His artwork was also selected by Southwest Art Magazine to promote the Art of the Trees in their “Beyond the West” section.

Randy’s work is currently represented in Jacksonville by the:
Corse Gallery & Atelier, Jacksonville, FL
On The Waterfront Gallery, Apalachicola, FL

Recent Shows and Awards:
2015, Artists’ Choice Award, 9th Annual Wekiva Paint Out
2014, First Place, Outside In Exhibition, Southlight Gallery
2014, First Place, Create! Home and Garden Plein Air Paint Out
2014, Best of Show, Create! Home and Garden Plein Air Paint Out
2014, Third Place, St Mary’s Plein Air Paint Out, St. Mary’s Georgia

Solo Exhibitions:
2014, First Street Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
2014, Vandroff Gallery, Jewish Community Alliance of Jacksonville

Randy Pitts is President of the First Coast Plein Air Painters, and an associate member of Oil Painters of America

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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