Libby January PS 

Education/Career

Libby January was born in Cambridge, England and initially trained and worked as a teacher.
About 20 years ago she made a major change of direction and returned to college in order to develop her lifelong interest in art.     
As a result, she acquired diplomas in Fine Art and Printmaking.  
        
Libby has continued her career as an artist taking part in many art events across the UK and has had a number of successful joint and solo exhibitions.  
        
Her original works can be seen through various commercial galleries, some of which are also available in the form of Limited Edition prints.    
        
Libby mainly works in pastel and was elected to be a Pastel Society Member in recent years.
        
From fully abstract to the figurative Libby's work exposes her love of nature and her place in it.

Work is also available as silk screen limited edition prints, giclee limited edition prints and greetings cards through various publishers including the CCA Galleries and others.

Diploma of Education 1966

Diploma in Fine Art 1992

Diploma in Print Making 1994

Elected member of Pastel Society 2007

Societies:

Member - The Pastel Society,        

Member - The Associated Midland Artists

Member - The Leamington Studio Artists    

Galleries:

Courcoux & Courcoux - Stockbridge

Gallery Upstairs – Henley in Arden

Machado Gallery – Barford

Mall Galleries – London

Number 9 Gallery – Birmingham

Artifex – Sutton Coldfield

Gallery 150 – Leamington Spa

Contact Details:

www.libbyjanuary.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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