Bob Last PS MSIAD 

Education/Career

Studied at Sutton School of Art, gaining an NDD in Illustration and Lithography.

Then came the shock of the new – two years National Service! During that time I was able to attend Norwich Art School, where I did life drawing and pottery. I also painted many murals in the Officer’s mess, so have good memories of those two years.

Back home I went freelance, did some part time teaching and married a student I had been with at Art School! One of my working contacts asked me to join his London based exhibition Design Unit. I worked there for three years and it was during this period, in 1962, that I was awarded my Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers.

Returning to freelance design, for the next thirty-five years I had work displayed all over the world - with major companies such as Shell International, Royal Doulton, BP America, Racal Electronics, Gibbs, De Beers, British Plastics, Pearsons and many more. In truth I never had to look for work, it all came from recommendation.

I became a member of the Pastel Society in 2001, then a council member and was elected and stood as Vice President from 2008-2011.

Exhibitions

Pastel Society
British Artists
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Portrait Painters
Royal Institute of Watercolours
Summer Exhibition RA

Commission

Sculpture for St Mary Magdalene Church, Cowden, Kent.

Societies

Member – The Pastel Society UK

Contact Details

Telephone: 020 8642 7783

 

 

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Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP

Biographical Details:

Valeriy Gridnev was born in Russia in 1956. After studying at Sverdlovsk Art College from 1976 – 1980 enrolled at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1983 and graduated in 1990. His graduation project “The Early Years” won The Gold Medal of USSR Academy of Arts. Valeriy worked for 4 years from 1990 at St. Petersburg Academy of Art’s postgraduate “creative” studio. Valeriy has been a member of Russian Artist’s Federation from 1991.
Since 1999 Valeriy has lived and worked in the UK. He has became a member of the Pastel Society in 2003, Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2006 and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2011.

Societies:

The Pastel Society
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

• 1990 The Gold Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts.
• 1991 elected member of Russian Artist Federation.
• 2000 “Pastels of the Century”, London. Frank Herring award.
• 2003 “Pastel Society Exhibition 2003”, London Frank Herring award.
• 2003 elected member of British Artists Pastel Society.
• 2004 “Not the Turner prize competition 2004”. Winsor and Newton/The Daily Mail finalist prize.
• 2005 “Royal institute of oil painters’ exhibition”, London. Windsor and Newton award to best non-member picture.
• 2006 “Pastel Society Exhibition “, London. Orange Street Gallery Uppingham Prize.
• 2006 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London. The Arts Club Award.
• 2006 elected member of British Artists Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
• 2011 elected member of Federation of British Artists Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Exhibitions:

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2017
The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2016
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2016
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015

Website:

http://valeriygridnev.com/

     


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