Michael Norman PS 

Education/Career

Michael worked as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor until early retirement in 1995.  During this period he spent any available spare time he had drawing and painting, attending evening classes and weekend courses.
 
Upon retirement he was able to devote the bulk of his time to painting, initially in oils and watercolours.  In the late 90’s he started painting in pastels and has continued with this medium ever since only using watercolours when he goes out sketching.

Michael lives in Exmouth, Devon.  The Exe estuary provides a wealth of inspiration for his paintings as well as the rest of the Devon and Cornish coast and countryside.

In March 2007 he was elected to membership of the Pastel Society UK.

Awards:

2004  Award at the South West Academy of Arts exhibition
2006  Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings Award
2007  Unison Pastels Award
2008  Bill Paterson Memorial Award
2009  Frank Herring Award

Articles:

2006  Art in Devon
2009  Artists magazine article
2010  Pratique des Arts feature article
2012  The Pastel Journal of America feature article

Group Exhibitions:

Michael has taken part in many group exhibitions, including the South West Academy , Walker Galleries Honiton, Great British Landscape Rosemoor RHS Gardens, Southampton City Art Gallery, Mercer Gallery Harrogate, Martins Gallery Cheltenham, Yvonne Arnaud Art 2009 Guildford, Frinton Gallery Essex, Picturecraft Gallery Norfolk and Gallery LeFort Bath.

Solo Exhibitions:

2001,2 and 8 Fred Keetch Gallery, Exmouth, Devon
2003   Higher Street Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
2005 and 6  Walker Galleries, Honiton, Devon
2007   Walker Galleries, Sidbury Mill, Devon
2010   John Noott Gallery, Broadway, Worcs.
2011   Gallery LeFort, Bath
2013   Martins Gallery, Cheltenham.

Contact Details:

Address:  1 Claredale Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2EE
Telephone:  01395 272922

Website: www.michaeljnorman.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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