Artist Spotlight: Emily Pettigrew

Distinguished by sparseness and subtlety, artist Emily Pettigrew’s work contains a reverence for both history and nature. Her narrative paintings depict lone figures or small groups, landscapes, and American architecture inspired by her formative years in Maine. Currently based in the Catskill Mountains, Pettigrew’s subject matter has become increasingly imbued with the regional history of the area and points to themes of the ‘growing block universe’ and the almost tangible presence of past time.

“My love for the starkness of the landscape of my childhood is reflected in a spartanism in my work. My foundational principle of painting, is the removal of excess parts—a paring down to an image’s most beautiful elements.”

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