Spencer Pettit

Prints and Plates

March 6 - April 10, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 4-7 PM
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About the Exhibition

Spencer Pettit is an artist based in Mount Dora that enjoys experimenting with a range of processes and techniques.  He states, “As a painter, I place more emphasis on the process and the act of artistic creation than the finished work.  Each painting is the beginning of a new experiment. Art is a constantly evolving process of discovery and invention.”

For his first exhibition at Arts on Douglas, Pettit presents a series of monotype prints and plates depicting scenes from his various travels, such as a row of boats along a dock in his piece Cassis, France, or the shapes of ice skaters in a rink set against the city skyline in Ice Skating, NY. While each monotype is based on realism, the end result is a more expressionistic, sometimes completely abstracted. 

About the Artist

Spencer Pettit graduated from Ringling School of Art in 1979 and worked as an Illustrator and Graphic Artist until 1985. He spent the next 10 years as an art director with two Orlando advertising agencies. His job as an art director overlapped with his personal pursuits as a fine artist, and he began exhibiting work throughout Central Florida in addition to opening two small art galleries.