Jenny Halstead PS 

Education/Career

Journeying from the discipline of medical illustration back to the freedom of fine art is an exciting process. My work continues to explore drawing as well as the excitement of the moment. I am fascinated by form and colour and their interaction with light on both landscape and figure, and depict this in oil, pastel and water-based mediums.

Studied Art & Design at Sutton and Cheam School of Art, and then won Guest Scholarship to Royal Academy Schools while training in Medical Art at the Central Middlesex Hospital, London.

Worked in various London Teaching Hospitals illustrating surgery, anatomy and medicine.

Became free-lance, illustrating many publications including Gray’s Anatomy 36th, 37th & 38th editions, also expanded illustrative work into scientific and natural history subjects. Working in partnership with late husband, a palaeontologist, produced numerous books including a dinosaur series for children. Project work together in USA, West Africa, India and China.

Recently involved with teaching adult drawing and painting workshops in London and the Berkshire area, and painting holidays abroad, as well as progression of my own work.

Current Project: Artist in Residence, The Harris Garden, University of Reading
Solo Exhibition of works arising from the residency – May 2013 at the  Museum of English Rural Life, Reading
Publication of the finished work and sketch book studies – May 2013 Two Rivers Press.

Established : Whiteknights Studio Trail - a walking tour of Open Studios in the area of the University in  Reading
( 2001 -  annually ), Co-ordinator and Exhibitor. 

Exhibitions : regularly exhibits in London and in Group shows in South-Eastern England.

Societies:

Fellow of The Medical Artists Association of Great Britain
Member of Chelsea Arts Society
Member of the Pastel Society

Recent Articles:

Anne Hevener, ‘Pushing the Limits : Jenny Halstead’ The Pastel Journal (USA), December 2011

Ken Gofton, ‘Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead’ The Artist, March 2012

Jenny Halstead
The Red House
85 Christchurch Road
Reading RG2 7BD
                    

Website: www.jennyhalstead.co.uk

 

 

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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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