Valeriy Gridnev RP PS ROI

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…

David Graham RP

ABOUT DAVID GRAHAM I was born in 1926, and Studied at Hammersmith School of Art, St Martin’s School of Art and Royal College of Art (1st Class Diploma). I did my War Service with the Grenadier Guards, Stars in Battledress and Royal Army Education Corp 1944 – 1948.I taught art atWimbledon School of Art, Medway…

Joseph Galvin Assoc RP

ABOUT JOSEPH GALVIN Born Wales 1976. I studied Art Foundation at Carmarthen, and graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Canterbury school of Art (KIAD) in 2000. After graduating I continued to develop an art practice with drawing from direct observation at its core. With a strong interest in the human form, portraiture became…

Richard Foster RP

ABOUT RICHARD FOSTER Richard Foster was born in 1945 and brought up in Norfolk. He was educated at Harrow, Trinity College, Oxford, Studio Simi, Florence and City and Guilds of London Art School. Since 1976 he has been a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, was Vice President 1991-1994. Richard aims to produce…

Andrew Festing PPRP MBE

ABOUT ANDREW Festing was born in 1941 he educated at Ampleforth College and RMA Sandhurst. He was commissioned into The Rifle Brigade where he served until 1969. Festing worked at Sotheby’s in 1969 and was head of the British Pictures Department from 1977-1981, where he became Sotheby’s chief expert for British Pictures, with and extensive…

Miriam Escofet Assoc RP

ABOUT MIRIAM Miriam Escofet was born in Barcelona in 1967 and moved to the UK in 1979. The daughter of artists, she grew up surrounded by the rich visual lexicon of art. She graduated in 3D Design from Brighton School of Art in 1991. The making process was her first love and is still at…

Frederick Deane RP

ABOUT FREDERICK 1924 Born. 1940 – 43 College of Art, Manchester. 1943 – 45 Parachute Regiment 1st Airborn Division. Wounded at Arnhem 1945 – 51 Royal Academy Schools. Awarded Leverhulme Scholarship. 1951 Professional Painter. 1970 Visiting lecturer at the City of London Polytechnic. COMMISSIONS PRICE GUIDE Oil from 20 x 16 inches - prices negotiable.…

Simon Davis VPRP RBSA

ABOUT SIMON Simon Davis was Born 1968 Stratford Upon Avon. 1988-90: Worked as a Graphic designer/illustrator. 1993-present: Illustrated comic-strips for various publishers – mainly for British Comic 2000ad. Much of this fully-painted work has been syndicated worldwide and collected by Hamlyn and Rebellion Books in the UK, Egmont in Germany and DC Comics in the…

Sam Dalby RP

ABOUT SAM DALBY Sam was educated at Harrogate College of Arts and Technology, and Cleveland College of Art and Design. Sam has exhibited in the 2003 BP Portrait Award, was shortlisted for the Bulldog Bursary in 2009, and has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters since 2010. Sam was elected as a Member…

Saied Dai RP NEAC

ABOUT SAIED DAI Saied Dai is Persian by birth, Saied Dai was born in Tehran in 1958 and came to England at the age of six. He began his seven years of art training at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and shortly after was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of…