ABOUT VALERIY

Valeriy Gridnev was born in Russia in 1956.  He studied at the Art College in Sverdlovsk1976 – 1980, and then Ural Repin St.Peterburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture 1983-1990. His graduation project “The Early Years” won The Gold Medal of USSR Academy of Arts.  He then at St. Petersburg Academy of Art’s ‘Postgraduate Creative Studio’.

Valeriy  now lives and works in the UK.

Memberships

Russian Artist’s Federation (1991)

Pastel Society in 2003 (PS)

Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2006 (ROI)

Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2011 (RP)

COMMISSIONS

PRICE GUIDE

Oil
20 x 16 inches £7,000
24 x 20 inches £8,000
30 x 25 inches £10,500
36 x 28 inches £12,000
40 x 30 inches £13,000
50 x 40 inches £14,500
60 x 40 inches £15,500

Drawing
20 x 16 inches £3,000
24 x 20 inches £3,500
30 x 25 inches £5,000
36 x 28 inches £6,000
40 x 30 inches £6,500
50 x 40 inches £7,000
60 x 40 inches £7,500

Watercolour
20 x 16 inches £3,000
24 x 20 inches £3,500
30 x 25 inches £5,000

Pastel
20 x 16 inches £3,000
24 x 20 inches £3,500
30 x 25 inches £5,000
36 x 28 inches £6,000
40 x 30 inches £6,500
50 x 40 inches £7,000
60 x 40 inches £7,500

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel & accommodation expenses, and VAT are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.

METHOD OF WORKING

It takes 2-10 sittings depending on number of figure and size of the portrait. I can travel to the client including abroad or paint in my studio. I am happy to paint groups.  I paint from life but can use photographs if it is absolutely necessary.

I am currently not registered for VAT.

NOTABLE SITTERS

  • The 7th Earl of Carnarvon
  • Lord Porchester
  • Mr Richard Compton
  • Mrs Lucinda Compton
  • Lord Clifford of Chudleigh
  • Mrs C W Brocklebank
  • Mrs Sheran Macdonald-Buchanan with children
  • Hugo, Toby, Kitty, and Lottie Zeal
  • Mr Bobby Tudor
  • Mrs Phoebe Tudor
  • Mr Lester Piggott
  • Leader of the Monte-Carlo Orchestra, Louis Frosio
  • Mrs Harry Vane
  • Mr David Reid Scott
  • Mrs Kate Vane
  • Mrs Amanda Huber
  • Mrs Susie, Skye and Fergus McInnes
  • Hon Rowena Cowen (Nee Vinson)
  • Mrs Tara Whitely
  • Mr Edward Whitely
  • Mrs Eugenie Evans Lombe
  • Mrs Andrea McVeigh
  • Ms Rachel Carnegie
  • Mrs Nicol Smulders

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2000 Participation in Mall Gallery, “Pastels of the Century”, London Frank Herring award
  • 2000 Participation in “Portrait Exhibition 2000” Mall Gallery London.
  • 2001 Participation in “Pastel Society Exhibition 2001″ Mall Gallery, London
  • 2001 Participation in “Watercolour Society Exhibition” Mall Gallery,London
  • 2001 Participation in “Portrait Exhibition” Mall Galleries, London
  • 2001 Participation in “The Discerning Eye” Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London.
  • 2001 Participation in “Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition” Mall Gallery, London
  • 2002 Participation in “Pastel Society Exhibition” Mall Gallery, London
  • 2003 Participation in Mall Gallery, “Pastel Society Exhibition 2003”, London. Frank Herring award. Elected as a member of Pastel Society.
  • 2003 Participation in “Portrait Exhibition” Mall Gallery, London
  • 2004 Participation in “Pastel Society Exhibition”, Mall Gallery, London
  • 2004 “Not the Turner prize competition 2004”. Winsor and Newton/The
    • 2005 “Royal Society of Portrait Painters” exhibition, Mall Gallery, London 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. The Arts Club Award, Orange Street Gallery Uppingham Prize.
    • 2006 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London. The Arts Club Award
    • 2007 “Pastel Society Exhibition”, London
    • 2007 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London
    • 2008 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London
    • 2009 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London
    • 2010 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London
    • 2010 “Royal institute of oil painters’ exhibition”, London
    • 2011 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London

AWARDS

      • 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.
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