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Neil Pittaway NEAC RWS RE LFA was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1973. He studied at Cheltenham School of Art from 1993-96, the University of Bradford from 1996-1998, the Royal Academy Schools, London, 1998-2001 and the University of Huddersfield, 2003-04. Neil is a Member of the New English Art Club (NEAC), the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Associate Member of the Alpine Club, London, and an exhibiting Member of Leeds Fine Artists (LFA).  His work is in public collections including the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Bankside Gallery, RWS & RE Collection, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; St. Paul’s Cathedral Library, London; Guild Hall Art Library, London; The Arts Club, Dover Street, London; the D.H. Lawrence Museum and Birthplace, Nottingham; the Indian Institute of Contemporary Art, Mumbai, India; and H.M. The Queen, the Royal Collection Trust and The Collection of Heritage Malta. In Neil’s work travel, discovery, the Enlightenment, Gothic revival, satire and historical heritage, are used to create a labyrinth of visual histories.






Born Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1973 

2003-04 University of Huddersfield, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education

2002 Commissioned drawings for 'London in Poetry and Prose' first published in London by Enitharmon Press 
2001 Contributor, The Great Artists series, Tim Marlow, Channel 5 Television
1998-2001 Royal Academy Schools, London Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art
1996-98 University of Bradford, MA Printmaking

1992-96 Cheltenham School of Art, BA Hons Painting

1998 First works Exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (Further numerous works exhibited)
1995 D.H. Lawrence Museum Commission, Awarded by Broxtowe Borough Council, Nottinghamshire, Studied

Lithography at the University of Seville, Spain (Awarded a Certificate of Merit)

1979 Started drawing from and early age entering many competitions including winning a BBC Blue Peter Competition badge


Professional Memberships 

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, (AC) Elected 2015

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



Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

Alpine Club, London 
Arts Club, Mayfair, London
Art House, Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK
Bradford School of Art, Bradford College, Yorkshire, UK
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
​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, UK 
Royal Watercolour Society Diploma Collection, Bankside Gallery, London
University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Selected Places Exhibited at include  

The Arts Club, Mayfair, London, Bankside Gallery, London, Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London Royal Academy of Arts, London, Geedon Gallery, Colchester, UK, Royal Albert Hall, London, Nehru Centre, London, Mall Galleries, London, Christies, Mayfair, London, Felix and Spear Gallery, London, Water stones, 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, Pannett Park Art Gallery, Whitby, Yorkshire, UK, Inspired By Gallery, North York Moors National Park, Danby Near Whitby, Yorkshire, 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 Modigliani, Florence, Italy, British Council Gallery, New Delhi, India, National Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Museum of Modern Art, Nairobi, Kenya, Chris Beetles Gallery, St. James's, Mayfair, London, Blossom Street Gallery, York, UK and Scarborough Art Gallery, Yorkshire, UK and  The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University Library Gallery.


Selected Solo Exhibitions                                                                                                          

2019  Pathway's in Time, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley, Yorkshire 

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

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

2015  Visual Histories, Dean Clough Arts, Halifax, Yorkshire, U.K. 

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

2013 Journeys in line and colour, The Yorkshire Gallery, Bradford College of Art, U.K.

2011 European Journeys and other Worlds, King’s Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk, U.K.

2005 Emblems and Icons, Burlington Fine Art, Piccadilly, London 

2003 London Journeys, Arts mill, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, U.K.

2003 Urban Dreams, Mansion Galleries, Southhill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, U.K.


Selected Group Exhibitions  

2022 Leeds Fine Artists at Dean Clough, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Arts, Halifax, Yorkshire, UK 

2022 Reflections, Royal Watercolour Society Spring Exhibtion, Bankside Gallery, London 

2022 Art Fundraiser in aid of Ukrain, Online Exhibtion organised by the Bankside Gallery, London 

2022 NEAC at Chris Beetles Gallery, St. James's, Pall Mall, Mayfair, London 

2021/22 Mini Picture Show, Bankside Gallery, London 

2021 Now and Then RWS, Bankside Gallery, London 

2021 Look Again Leeds Fine Artists, The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University Library Gallery, UK

2021 RE Originals 2021, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London  

2021 Leeds Fine Artists Online Spring Exhibition, Online through the LFA Website, UK 

Art in the time of Corona, Bankside Gallery, London 

2021 LFA in York, Blossom Street Gallery, York, Yorkshire 

2020 / 21 Online Mini Picture show, Bankside Gallery, London 

2020 /21 New Work by the RE: Printmakers In Lockdown, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, and London 

2020/21 New Light, Curators choice Exhibition, Scarborough Art Gallery, Yorkshire, UK 

2020   The online Figurative Art Fair, Mall Galleries, London 

2020   New English Arts Club at Chris Beetles, Chris Beetles Gallery, St James's, Mayfair, London2019

2019   New English Art Club (NEAC), Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2019   Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2019   RWS Art in the time of Corona, Bankside Gallery, London 

2018 Equinox, Felix and Spear, London 

2018 Print Fest, Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Lake District
2017 In the Shadow of Giants, (Solo Exhibition), Alpine Club, London 

2017 The Northern Connection, Inspired by Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre - Danby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2017 Shakespeare - A Celebration, Kwan Fong Gallery Californian Lutheran University, USA 
2017 LFA Showcase, Deanclough Art, Halifax, Yorkshire
2016 Big Draw, 'It’s our World' Exhibition and Auction, Christie's, Mayfair, London
2015 Solo Visual Histories, Dean Clough Arts, Halifax, Yorkshire
2015 RA Summer Exhibition (and in previous years)
2014 Rabley Sketch Prize and Exhibition, Touring show / Locations throughout the west of England - Rabley Barn, Mildenhall, Marlborough, UK

2013 The Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, United Kingdom

2012 Royal Watercolour Society Spring Exhibition, bankside Gallery, London 
2011 'A year in the life of the Royal Albert Hall', Royal Albert Hall London (Image reproduced on the cover of their calendar)
2011 International Watercolour Touring Exhibition, Chung-Shan National Gallery Taipei, Taiwan, Robeson Gallery, The Penn State University & Carrollton Cultural Arts Centre, Georgia, USA.

2010 Fabriano International Prize / Fabriano Museum, Museo Della Carta e Della Filigrana - Fabriano, Italy, USA
2009 Lloyd’s TSB Journeys, Touring show throughout the UK including Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

2008 The Watercolours and Drawings Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, London 

2008 The A1 Open, North Eastern England exhibition, The Station, Richmond, Yorkshire, Awarded, Judges choice 3rd   prize 
2007 Ten Days in Aurangabad, Touring show in Mumbai and London

2007 Art for life Christies Contemporary Art, Mayfair, London

2006 The Sunday Times Singer Friedlander Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London & Sculpture Hall, Manchester Town Hall, UK

2006 The Prizewinners show, The Dover Street Arts Club, Mayfair, London, UK 

2005 The Artist and Radio 4 Anniversary Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, Including a feature on BBC Radio 4 website

2004 The Watercolour and drawings fair, Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London

2004 The Post card Auction and Exhibition, South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, Exeter, UK 

2004   Summer Show, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey, UK 

2004   The Koestler Trust Exhibition and Auction, The Chapel, H.M.P. Wormwood Scrubs, Prison, London

2004   Landscape and Heritage, jersey Galleries, The National Trust, Osterly Park, London  (Three Artists from one Family) 

2003 The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (Invited Artist)

2002   Summer Exhibition, The Plus One Plus Two Galleries, Marylebone, London

2002 Art Into Landscape New British Artists, The Sheriden Russell Gallery, London

2001,2002,2003 Artists Member Show, Dover Street Arts Club, London

2001 Royal Academy Graduates Show, Royal Academy Schools, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2000  Inka’s 3rd Summer Extravaganza, Knighton Mill, Broad Chalk, Nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

2000  Imagination for Cancer, The Imagination Gallery, London

2000  Premiums, Sackler Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, London 

2000  R.E. Members Exhibition, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conway, Wales

2000  Yorkshire Print Exhibition, York City Art Gallery, York, Yorkshire, UK

2000  Post-it -Note Anniversary Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

1999  Opposites, Wakefield Arts mill Gallery, Yorkshire, UK,  (Two person Exhibition) 

1999  Artists Show ‘99, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK 

1999  International Student Print Exhibition, Falmouth College of Arts, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Art (Touring to other venues), UK

1999  Ida Branson Bequest Exhibition, The Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset, UK 

1999  London North-Landscapes, Artmonsky Arts, London 

1998  Art Auction & Show, Bradford City Hall, Yorkshire, UK

1998  MA Graduation Exhibition, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax

1997  First time exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London (Exhibited regular since) 

1997  The Salon Des Graphiques, Curwen Gallery, London

1997  Winter Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery & Museum, Yorkshire,  Hull, UK  

1997  National Open Print Competition & Michael Rosenstein Trophy Whitley’s, London

1996   Final Degree Show, Cheltenham School of Art, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK 

1996   The Making of Print, Elizabethan Gallery & Power House 11, Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK 

1995   Erasmus Show, Cheltenham school of Art, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK 

1995   The Laing National Art Competition, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate and Mall Galleries, London


Awards Prizes and Scholarships                                                                                       

2020   The Arthur Wise Award, Royal Watercolour Society, London 

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

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

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

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

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

1998    Printmaking Prize, Bradford Open, Cartwright Hall, Bradford

1995    University of Seville, Spain, Erasmus travel Scholarship1998 


Published Books 

2018 'Print Rebels, Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers', ISBN 978-1-5272-1775-1
2015 'Watercolour Secrets' (Contributor) ISBN 9781408184271
2009 'Printmakers Secrets' (Contributor) ISBN: 0713689110
2006 'Watercolour Masters, Then and Now' (Contributor) ISBN: 184403447X
2002 'London in Poetry and Prose' (Drawings featured) Edited by Anna Adams, ISBN 1900564033

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


Film, Television and Online 

2020  Online Interview with New English Art Club, (Please see link on some selected press)

2016 The Art of Travel The Tour Du Mont Blanc In Paintings, Published online by Exodus Travels 

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

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

2011  Neil Pittaway BBC Interview for 'European Journeys and other Worlds', Exhibition, BBC Radio Norfolk, Broadcast January 2011

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

2002  Contributor to 'Serious Pleasure', Centro Modigliani Exhibition Film, Florence, Italy, Broadcast by Italian Regional Television, Tuscany, Italy

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

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



  Some Selected Press  

NEAC Interview with Neil Pittaway on his work - click on the image to read 

Read an interview Neil gave with the New English Art Club by clicking on the left hand side image to access the Article 

  To view the Article click on the image above   



Link to former King's Lynn Arts Centre article published on TV Presenter, Mark Hill's offical website  


(Image) link button Neil Pittaway with TV presenter, Mark Hill presenting his original etching 

  To view the Article click on the image above   




To view the Article click on the image above

2016 The Art of Travel The Tour Du Mont Blanc In Paintings, Published online by Exodus Travels

(Image) link button Neil Pittaway painting in Switzerland on the Tour Du Mont Blanc circuit  




Neil Pittaway's Painting of last Night of the Proms

featured on the first Calendar published and sold 

by the Royal Albert Hall, London in 2012




To view the catalogue click on the image above   

RWS and the Royal Albert Hall, London - Past Exhibition 

Link to the past exhibition Neil exhibited in 2011, which was held at the Royal Albert

Hall in 2011 and was entitled 'A year in the life the Royal Albert Hall', where Neil alongside

other RWS Members was given free access to events and concerts (over the period of one year  to create and record work based on this. Neil created several images of the BBC 'Last Night of the

Proms'  and one of these was selected and used on the cover of the Royal Albert Hall's official first 

calendar and was sold in their shop. Some images of Neil's work at the Royal Albert Hall, London 2011.