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Neil Pittaway  NEAC, RWS, RE, LFA                       C.V. 

 

Biographical Details

 

1973               Born, Wakefield, Yorkshire

1992 -1996   Cheltenham School of Art, BA Hons painting

1995               D.H. Lawrence Museum Commission

1996-1998    Bradford School of Art, (University of Bradford), MA Printmaking

1998 -2001   Royal Academy Schools, London Royal Academy Schools,

                        Royal Academy of Arts Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art 

2001               Contributor, The Great Artists series, Tim Marlow, Channel 5 Television 

2004 -2005  University of Huddersfield Post-Graduate Certificate in Education 

 

Memberships and Societies

 

Member of the New English Art Club (NEAC) Elected 2016

Member of the Royal Watercolour Society RWS Elected 2002

Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) Elected 2000

Member of Leeds Fine Artists (LFA)

Associate Member of the Alpine Club, London, Elected 2015

Member of the Alumni Association of Graduates of the Royal Academy Schools, London, (since graduation in 2001) 

 

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

 

1995         University of Seville, Spain, Erasmus travel Scholarship

1999         The British Institution Prize for Drawing, Royal Academy of Arts, London 

1998         Printmaking Prize, Bradford Open, Cartwright Hall, Bradford

2000        John Purcell Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2000        Celia Walker Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2000        The Gwen May RE Prize, National Print Exhibition, London

2000        The Joseph Webb Prize, National Print Exhibition, London

2001         Whatman International Papers Award, National Print Exhibition, London

2001         The British Institution Prize for Printmaking, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2001         The Excellence in Drawing Award, The Arts Club, Mayfair, London

2001         The New Academy Gallery Commission Award, RWS Open, London

2001         The John Smith Award, RWS 21st Century Watercolour RWS Open

2007         The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Vivien Leigh Bequest Printmaking Prize

2008         The Judges Choice Prize A1 Northern Open, Richmond, Yorkshire.

 

Selected Past Exhibitions

 

2005         Emblems and Icons, Burlington Fine Art, Piccadilly, London (Solo show) 

2007         Ten days in Aurangabad, Touring show in Mumbai and London 

2009         LIoyd's TSB Journeys, Touring Exhibition, throughout the U.K. including Chatsworth House, Derbyshire 

2011          Chung-Shan National Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, Robeson Gallery,

                  The Penn State University and Carrollton Arts Centre, U.S.A

2012         A Year in the Life of the Royal albert Hall, Royal Albert Hall, London 

2014         Rabley Sketchbook Prize and Exhibtion, Touring show throughout the West of England, UK

2015         Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London (And many previous years) 

2015         Mountain Arts Festival Exhibition, Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria, UK 

2016         Big Draw, It’s our World Exhibition and Auction, Christies, Mayfair, London

2016         Shakespeare a celebration, Bankside Gallery in Parneship with the Globe Theatre, London 

2016         Showcase, Dean CLough Galleries, Halifax, Yorkshire, UK

2017         New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London 

  

Recent Solo Exhibitions

 

2017         In the Shadow of Giant's Paintings in and around the Mont Blanc circuit, Alpine Club, London 

2014         Time and Place, Shine Arts, Leeds, U.K. 

2015         Recalling Nepal and Visualizing History, King’s Lynn Arts Centre Galleries

2015         Solo Visual Histories, Dean Clough Arts, Halifax, - Yorkshire

 

Selected Past Places Exhibited At

 

The Arts Club, Mayfair, London 

Bankside Gallery, London 

Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London Royal Academy of Arts, London  

Royal Albert Hall, London

Nehru Centre, London 

Mall Galleries, London

Christies, Mayfair, London 

Waterstones, Piccadilly, London

St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales 

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK

Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK

Dean Clough, Bradford, UK

Leeds City Art Gallery, UK 

York City Art Gallery, UK

Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria, UK 

St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK 

Lloyd’s TSB touring show to various TSB banks and Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK

Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston- Upon- Hull, UK

North Light Gallery, Near Huddersfield, UK

Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, Yorkshire, UK 

Robeson Gallery, The Penn State University, USA Carrollton Cultural Arts Centre, Georgia, USA

Heritage Malta, Valletta, Malta

Fabriano Museum, Italy

Centro Mondigliani, Florence, Italy

British Council Gallery, New Delhi, India 

National Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 

Museum of Modern Art, Nairobi, Kenya  

 

Film, Television and Online

 

1999           Pulling in different directions, Neil Pittaway, Online Article by Miranda Mason 

2001           Contributor to the Great Artists series, Tim Marlow, Channel 5 Television, U.K. 

2002          Contributor to 'Serious Pleasure', Centro Mondigliani Exhibtion Film, Florence, Italy,

                    Broadcast by ItalianRegional Television, Tuscany, Italy

2005           The Artist and BBC Radio 4, Sound and Vision, Listed online on BBC Radio 4 

2011            Neil Pittaway BBC Interview for 'European Journeys and other Worlds', Exhibition,

                    BBC Radio Norfolk, Broadcast January 2011

2011            Artists at Eden, D.V.D, Artist and Film, London 

2015           Eastern Daily Press, Norfolk, UK, Article for King’s Lynn Arts Centre Solo Exhibition 

            

Collections

 

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford

Alpine Club, London  

Arts Club, Mayfair, London

Art House, Wakefield, Yorkshire,UK

Bradford School of Art, Bradford College, Yorkshire, UK

Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London

Guildhall Art Library, Corporation of London, City of London

Guy’s Hospital, London

D.H. Lawrence Museum, Nottinghamshire, UK

Heritage Malta Collection, Valletta, Malta

Indian Institute of Contemporary Art, Mumbai, India

St. Paul’s Cathedral Library, London

Royal Collection, London

Royal Air Force, (Air Cadets, North Regional Headquarters), RAF Linton-On-Ouse, York, Yorkshire, UK  

Royal Watercolour Society Diploma Collection, Bankside Gallery, London

University of Gloucestershire, Cheltneham, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Department of Education, London  

Brendan Coyle, (Actor) 

Mark Hill, (Antiques Expert and TV Presenter)

 

 

Selected Publications

 

2002         Drawings published by Enitharmon Press in an Anthology of London in Poetry and Prose,

                   Edited by Anna Adams ISBN 1 900564 03 3

2004         Contributor to Watercolour Expert, Published by Cassell Illustrated, London and New York ISBN: 9781844031498                   

2006         Contributor to Watercolour Masters Then and Now, published by Cassell Illustrated, London

                   and New York ISBN 1 900564 03 3 

2009         Contributor to Pintmakers Secrets, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, Oxford, New York, New Delhi

                   and Sydney ISBN 9780713689112 

2015         Contributor Watercolour Secrets, Published, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, Oxford, New york, New Delhi

                  and New York ISBN 978140814271

 

Selected Published Articles

 

2001        Ambit 164, Longitude Etching, Published by Ambit 164, UK

2001        The London Connection, Printmaking Today Magazine, Cello Press, Oxfordshire, UK

2005        Artists notebook, Trafalgar Anniversary Article, Illustration Magazine, UK

2010        The Poetry Magazine, image published with an article on the Poet Louis McNeice, The Poetry Magazine, UK

2010        An Eye to the Past, Exhibition review article, Printmaking Today Magazine, Cello Press, Oxfordshire, UK

                 

 

Artist Statement

 

Neil Pittaway’s works reflect ideas from East and Western sources and perspectives such as Anglo-European heritage, Trans- Atlantic connections, Asian landscapes, gothic revival architecture, urban –ness, satire, illustration and narrative. His work incorporates and explores these identities through direct and indirect observation creating complex and seemingly agoraphobic, perspective spaces; a labyrinth, which reflects the built and natural environments and echoes the monumental histories that make up our collective European and International identities, our heritage.

 

Method of Working

 

Neil’s drawings, paintings and prints are developed from extensive research and sketches produced from direct and indirect observation. He uses many different skills, methods, techniques and processes to create richly layered tapestries on the pictures’ surfaces.

 

His drawings and etchings employ a detailed network of line, bitten deep into copper plate or drawn using traditional dip pen and ink whilst his paintings employ more spontaneous yet complex layered marks drawing on the luminous qualities of the paint’s pigments.  

 

Everywhere Neil travels he works directly from the subject using sketchbooks to record a journey; in recent years this has included trekking extensively in the Nepal Himalayas. These records are then used directly and indirectly to create finished works that capture the essences of time and place.

 

 

 

 

  

 

             

                        

Neil has won many Awards for his work including the British Institution prizes for both drawing and printmaking, Ashmolean Museum Oxford Award and the Arts Club London Excellence in Drawing Award. His work has also been featured in many publications including drawings commissioned by Enithamon Press, London for an Anthology of London Poetry and prose. He has had some of his printmaking work featured in the Great Artist television series for Channel 5, (UK) and DVD film painting at the Eden Project in Cornwall (UK), also interviews and work broadcast on BBC Radio. 

 

Neil has won many Awards for his work including the British Institution prizes for both drawing and printmaking, Ashmolean Museum Oxford Award and the Arts Club London Excellence in Drawing Award. His work has also been featured in many publications including drawings commissioned by Enithamon Press, London for an Anthology of London Poetry and prose. He has had some of his printmaking work featured in the Great Artist television series for Channel 5, (UK) and DVD film painting at the Eden Project in Cornwall (UK), also interviews and work broadcast on BBC Radio. 

 

Neil has won many Awards for his work including the British Institution prizes for both drawing and printmaking, Ashmolean Museum Oxford Award and the Arts Club London Excellence in Drawing Award. His work has also been featured in many publications including drawings commissioned by Enithamon Press, London for an Anthology of London Poetry and prose. He has had some of his printmaking work featured in the Great Artist television series for Channel 5, (UK) and DVD film painting at the Eden Project in Cornwall (UK), also interviews and work broadcast on BBC Radio. 

 

Neil has won many Awards for his work including the British Institution prizes for both drawing and printmaking, Ashmolean Museum Oxford Award and the Arts Club London Excellence in Drawing Award. His work has also been featured in many publications including drawings commissioned by Enithamon Press, London for an Anthology of London Poetry and prose. He has had some of his printmaking work featured in the Great Artist television series for Channel 5, (UK) and DVD film painting at the Eden Project in Cornwall (UK), also interviews and work broadcast on BBC Radio. 

 

Neil has won many Awards for his work including the British Institution prizes for both drawing and printmaking, Ashmolean Museum Oxford Award and the Arts Club London Excellence in Drawing Award. His work has also been featured in many publications including drawings commissioned by Enithamon Press, London for an Anthology of London Poetry and prose. He has had some of his printmaking work featured in the Great Artist television series for Channel 5, (UK) and DVD film painting at the Eden Project in Cornwall (UK), also interviews and work broadcast on BBC Radio. 

 

Neil has won many Awards for his work including the British Institution prizes for both drawing and printmaking, Ashmolean Museum Oxford Award and the Arts Club London Excellence in Drawing Award. His work has also been featured in many publications including drawings commissioned by Enithamon Press, London for an Anthology of London Poetry and prose. He has had some of his printmaking work featured in the Great Artist television series for Channel 5, (UK) and DVD film painting at the Eden Project in Cornwall (UK), also interviews and work broadcast on BBC Radio.