Eve Pettitt

Painting directly from life, Eve is preoccupied with the wonders of nature and the human form, exploring both their presence and absence in space.  Influenced by her lifelong studies of yogic teachings and spiritual thought she searches to crystallise on canvas the unselfconscious present state of being of the sitter and the natural world around her; a sense of mortality clashes with vivid embodiment.

Unceasingly concerned with colours and their relationships, Eve explores what happens when two colours meet, how they dance side by side and what occurs at the borderline.  Understanding colour is fundamental to her creative process, each hue sings and resonates with its neighbour, creating a rhythm within the composition.  Drawing inspiration from the shallow planes of modernism, Eve builds form through geometric shapes, clear facets and defined edges. This ravenous enquiry results in paintings that are exuberant and deeply expressive.  Her work is delivered with potent emotion.


Drawing is an important part of her process.  She is constantly sketching, seeking to capture not only a moment in time or the essence of a figure but also the circulating air and the perception of space.  She draws in order to better understand the world; the unfolding can be extremely cathartic.


Eve studied at The Heatherley School of Fine Art and the Royal Drawing School, her work is held in private collections worldwide.  She lives and works in West London.


Awarded New English Art Club Scholarship 2020-2022

Diana Armfield RA NEAC Drawing Prize 2020 commended

The Moth Art Prize 2020 highly commended

Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2018 finalist

7-16 December 2020

6-11 October 2020

31 Aug - 15 Jan 2021

June 2020

25 Feb - 2 March 2020 

29 Oct-9 Nov 2019

3-31 August 2019

14-22 June 2019

13-17 June 2019

14-16 June 2019

22 May - 3 July 2019

1-9 June 2019

March - Sept 2019

March 2019

December 2018

August - October  2018

October 2018

October 2018

May - June 2018

April - June 2018

April - Sept  2018

May 2018

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

May - Sept 2017

New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, SW1

Chelsea Arts Society, Chelsea Unlocked, 340 King's Road, SW3

Chiswick in Pictures, Clayton Hotel, Chiswick High Road, W4

Artists at Home, Open Studio

Diana Armfield Drawing from Observation Exhibition, The Barn Church, Kew

Herbert Hedley Autumn Exhibition, Petersfield, Hampshire

Green & Stone Summer Exhibition, SW3 

New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, SW1

Chelsea Arts Society, Annual Exhibition, SW3

Artists at Home, Studio 40 

Hogarth Health Club, Chiswick

Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Festival

The Artistry House, Preston, Lancashire

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019, Sky and Channel 4

Jackson's Emerging Artist Prize, Longlisted for 3 paintings

Artist in Residence, Riverside, W6

Chelsea Arts Society, Annual Exhibition, SW3

Utopia, Riverside Building, Manbre Road, W6

Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Festival, Riverside, W6

Artist in Residence, Riverside, W6

Figurative Painting Exhibition, Two Brydges, WC2

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, NW3

National Open Art Exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf

Chelsea Arts Society, Annual Exhibition, SW3

A Letter In Mind, Charity Exhibition, Oxo Tower Gallery 

The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2017, King's Place, N1


Heatherleys Summer Exhibition, SW10

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, SW1

Heatherley's Printmaking Exhibition, SW10

Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, SW1

Heatherley's Summer Exhibition, SW10

Chelsea Arts Society, Summer Exhibition, SW3

Candid Arts Trust Portrait Exhibition - Winner, EC1

Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club, Solo Exhibition, W14

The Strand Gallery, Crossing Boundaries Beyond the Figure, WC2

Chelsea Arts Society, Summer Exhibition, SW3

Heatherley's Summer Exhibition, SW10

July 2017

May 2017

May - June 2017

July - August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

Dec 2015 - March 2016

July 2015

July 2014

June 2014