Tony Allain PS 

 

Artist's Statement:

"I am not interested in pure representation; my work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by landscape, still life or interior.
I take an everyday scene and, through a subtle approach and through focusing on light, colour and tone, I try to give the motif an elevated atmosphere. My subjects are often oriented around the mood of the sea, skies, harbours, ships and figures; I am constantly absorbing everything that is around me.
I am interested in new ideas and art forms. My philosophy is that the more I work the more I discover.
Drawing is essential as a tool of discovery; Skill and mastery of technique are also essential, but only as a vocabulary and a means towards an idea. I struggle to keep an open mind."
As Degas once said, “drawing is not about what one sees, it’s about what one makes others see”.Biographical Details:Education/Career

Biographical Details:

Born Guernsey Channel Islands 1949
Self-taught
Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
Master Pastel Artist of New Zealand
Artist Member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
Tutor and demonstrator
Lives on the Isle of Wight

Exhibitions:

Framecraft/Studio Gallery, Guernsey CI    1974 -1990
Visual Arts Festival, France                       1976
R.W.S.Art Club, London                             1976 - 1980
The Georgian House, Alderney CI             1977
Brighton Museum/Art Gallery UK               1992
Ferens Art Gallery Hull UK                         1996/98
Chichester Centre of Arts UK                     1997
The Gallery Cork Street, London                2001
John Noott Galleries, Broadway UK           2003/2013   
Island Fine Arts, I.O.W.                               2000/03/12   
Panter & Hall, Mayfair, London                   2001/03   
Mall Galleries, London                                2004       
Selwyn Gallery, NZ                                     2010       
Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington, NZ            2006 - 2013   
Coach House Gallery, Guernsey CI           2003/12
Affordable Arts Fair, London                      2000/005/14/15
Century Gallery, Windsor UK                     2001/03
Chelsea Arts Fair, London                         2001/03/12
Royal Society of Marine Artists,                 2005
Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland NZ                  2007/09/11/13
Mansfield Gallery, Nelson, NZ                   2011
Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York            2012
Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London      2013/14/15   
Pastel Society of America, New York        2014

Awards:

2008  The Pastel Journal 100 Award  Honourable Mention Winner
2011  PANZ National Winner              1st Prize
2012  The Pastel Journal 100 Award  Honourable Mention Winner
2014  The Pastel Society                    The Artist Magazine Award
2014  The Pastel Society                    Non-Member Award   
2015  The Pastel Society                    Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award

Recent Publications:

April 2008  Pastel 100:                                      The Pastel Journal USA
January 2009  Island Country:                          The Pastel Journal USA
December 2009  Inspired in the Studio:            The Pastel Journal USA
April 2010  13 International Pastelists:              Pratique des Arts FRANCE
October 2010  Tony Allain Captor of Light:        Pratique des Arts FRANCE
New Zealand’s Favourite Artists Volume 2  by  Denis Robinson NEW ZEALAND

Contact Details:

www.tonyallainfineart.com



 

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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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