Since leaving Brighton two years ago, Pippa has been collaborating and exhibiting in the UK and abroad, including China and Latvia. She looks back at her time at Grand Parade with fondness: “Brighton has such a lively and inclusive vibe to it and I will forever look back at my time there as a student with a smile. The location was a huge part of my experience, particularly the beach; In the winter we admired it from afar and in the summer, we practically lived on it. Brighton is small in size but definitely mighty in character.
“It’s a place like no other, a really vibrant area to live in and such a beautiful place to study art. Reflecting back from the first year of my BA to my last, I grew so much as an artist, always being supported and encouraged by my tutors to experiment and push myself.
“I’m still greatly connected to the artwork that I made there, including my piece Takeaway? which is a large part of the Ashurst Emerging Artists Prize! It’s where I really developed the foundations of my practice today and where I fell deeply in love with the process of painting.”
Reflecting on the achievement, Alexander Pollard, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Painting and a former teacher of Pippa’s, said: “Pippa worked really hard at the University of Brighton and produced ambitious intuitive works with a lot of confidence. She had natural ability from the start but she focused and really engaged with the course and the discussions within the department. I am delighted that she has now had success as Pippa is an extremely nice person as well as being a very talented artist.”
As well as her opportunity at Ashurst and MA at The Royal College of Art, Pippa is working on a clothing collaboration with Boutique Kaotique to raise money for the Gendered Intelligence and Create for the NHS, an art exhibition to raise money for the NHS.
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