The Pastel Journal USA

The Pastel Society has two articles in the American magazine the Pastel Journal. The 2017 Annual Exhibition review in 'Art Matters' showing the Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz award winning image by Non Member Steven King entitled 'The Co-Pilot'. (Shown below) and an eight page article by Member Tony Allain.
King Steven The Co Pilot


The article by Tony Allain entitled 'Freedom of Interpretation' includes a demonstration piece and 'Thirteen Tips for Better Paintings'.


Tony writes as follows: 'Many painters aspire to a faster, looser style. I’ve discovered that an artist’s personal interpretation is the key to a more spontaneous approach.
Many painters aspire to a faster, looser style. I’ve discovered that an artist’s personal interpretation is the key to a more spontaneous approach'.

Allain Tony Marina Reflections

He continues 'EVERY ARTIST SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT and have their own way of saying it. Whenever I visit an exhibition or see a collection of paintings, I always seem to be attracted to the loose, impressionistic work. I appreciate how these qualities invite the viewer to respond emotionally to a time, place and mood. And I like the idea that the artist has given me the opportunity to be part of the painting by allowing me to mentally fi ll in the detail that may have been left out, so that I—as a viewer—become a part of the painting process. I can recall a very loose still life painting I exhibited some years ago. Th e piece portrayed a simple glass dish with some berries, so you can imagine my surprise when I was informed by one of the guests that it was quite a dramatic view of a stormy sea. Perhaps that painting was a little too loose. Still, I think most of us like a bit of mystery and intrigue, and I’ve found there are ways to approach a painting that encourage a looser, more ambiguous depiction'.

Artist Tony Allain (tonyallainfineart.com) has been painting for more than 40 years. The self-taught artist was born and raised in the Channel Islands of England. After living in New Zealand for many years, he recently returned to England, settling in the seaside town of Marazion in West Cornwall, where he takes pleasure in capturing the unique clarity of light. His work has been widely exhibited, including shows with the Pastel Society of America, in New York City; the Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Pastel Society UK, in London; and the Biennial International Pastel Art Exhibition, in Suzhou, China. A popular workshop instructor, Allain will be a demonstrating artist at the International Association of Pastel Societies’ convention in June.

www.tonyallainfineart.com 

To download the June 2017 copy of the Pastel Journal and read the complete version of both articles go to www.northlightshop.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
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Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015

Website:

http://valeriygridnev.com/

     


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