Caroline Bays PS 

Biographical Details:

1978 – 1979 Farnham School of Art & Design
1979 – 1982 Epsom School of Art & Design 1979-1982
2004 – 2006 Roehampton University

Permanent Collections:

The Brunel University Collection.

Exhibitions:
Group Exhibitions:

2016 Pastel Society Annual Exhibition.

2016 The Royal Soicety of Portrait Painters.

2016 The Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Oxon.

2014-15 Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Oxon.
1998/99/02/03/05-07/10-14 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London.
1997/99/01-03/06-14 The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London.
2013-14 Quest Gallery, Bath, Wiltshire.
2013 Biennale-Vire, Normandy, France. (Guest Artist)
2013 Lynn Painter- Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries.
2012-15 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
2012-15 The Russell Gallery, Putney, London.
2011 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition, Kings Place Gallery, London.
2011 Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge.
2009/10 John Adams Fine Art, Ebury Galleries, London.
2005 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2004-06 The Anderson Gallery, Burford, Oxon.
2004-06 Alan Klukow Fine Art, Sunningdale, Berkshire.
2001-03 The Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
2002-04 The Cedar House Gallery, Ripley, Surrey.
2002 The Hunting Prize, Royal College of Art, London.
2001/2002 The Affordable Art fair, Battersea, London.
2000-03 The Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey.
2000 The Garrick Milne Prize, Christies, London.
1999/2000 Waterman Fine Art, St. James’s, London.
1999/2000 Century Gallery, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire.
1998/99/2005/08 The New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London.

Solo Exhibitions:

The Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
Paintings & Drawings 2012, 2007, 2004, 2002.

Artist's Statement:

The drawings that I exhibit at the Pastel Society are mainly portraits and nudes in either charcoal or chalk pastels. They are the result of intense observation with attention to detail and meticulous mark making.
I endeavour to show a sense of humanity to my portraits and nudes whether it is a sense of peace and calm or an underlying tension; and I hope this is portrayed in the work. I like the impact of charcoal on white paper which has a timeless quality. However, when I do use colour I enjoy showing the subtleties of skin colouring with a fairly limited palette.

Method of Working:

I always work from the model when drawing and enjoy the linear qualities of charcoal, particularly charcoal pencil which is good for detail,
I also like the texture of Fabriano paper which helps to emphasise my line. When I work in pastel it is with a limited palette, making use of the tone of the paper.

 

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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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