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Neil Pittaway

Neil Pittaway - painter
"Believe in what you do and take every opportunity you can"

Neil Pittaway is a British painter, born in 1973 in Yorkshire. He first ventured into the art sector by completing his degree at Cheltenham School of Art and later his MA in Printmaking at the University of Bradford.  Both educational experiences are visible in the work we see today from him.

The Combination of Painting and Drawing     

In Pittaway’s work, he uses a variety of different techniques, methods and processes to create richly layered tapestries on the image surface. His drawings make use of a detailed network of lines which are mainly drawn using traditional dip pen and ink. On the other hand, his paintings infuse a more spontaneous approach, whereby he draws on the luminous qualities of the paint’s pigments to maximise the aesthetic enjoyment.

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Global Exploration

Pittway has travelled across the world, using sketchbooks to document his journey that serve as a primary source of inspiration. In recent years this has included trekking extensively in the Nepal Himalayas ,which can be seen in his ‘Mountain Landscape’ series. These records are then used directly and indirectly to create finished works that capture the essences of time and place.

A Well Travelled Artist

Neil Pittaway has earned numerous prizes and has taken part in renowned exhibitions such as the Royal Albert Hall and Mall Galleries. Further, his work has been featured in the UK through mainstream television channels such as the BBC and Channel 5.

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Credentials

Prizes

  • 2008
    The Judges' Choice Prize A1 Northern Open, - Judges choice – Richmond, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2007
    The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Vivien Leigh Bequest Prize - Winner – Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2001
    The British Institution Prize for Printmaking - Winner – Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom
  • 2001
    The Excellence in Drawing Award - Winner – The Arts Club, London, United Kingdom
  • 2001
    The John Smith Award, RWS 21st Century Watercolour - Winner – Bankside Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 2001
    Whatman International Papers Award, National Print Exhibition - Winner – Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom
  • 2001
    The Joseph Webb Prize, National Print Exhibition - Winner – Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom
  • 2000
    The Gwen May RE Prize, National Print Exhibition - Winner – Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom
  • 2000
    Celia Walker Award - Winner – Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom
  • 2000
    John Purcell Award - Winner – Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom
  • 1999
    The British Institution Prize for Drawing - Winner – Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom
  • 1998
    Printmaking Prize, Bradford Open - Winner – Cartwright Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Group exhibitions

  • 2017
    RE Originals / Bankside Gallery – London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    New English Art Club, Selected Works / Zilch Bell Gallery – Thirsk, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Leeds Fine Artists Showcase / Dean Clough Arts – Halifax, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    The Northern Connection / Inspired by Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre – Danby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    RE Originals / Bankside Gallery – London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition / Mall Galleries – London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Shakespeare: A Celebration / Kwang Fong Gallery of Art and Culture, Californian Lutheran University – Thousand Oaks near Los Angeles, United States
  • 2017
    New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition / Mall Galleries – London, United Kingdom
  • 2016
    Big Draw 'It’s our World' Exhibition and Auction / Christies Auction House – London, United Kingdom
  • 2015
    Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (And previous years) / Royal Academy of Arts – London, United Kingdom
  • 2015
    Northern Edition / Pannett Art Gallery and Museum – Whitby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2015
    Artists Journeys / Bankside Gallery – London, United Kingdom
  • 2014
    Rabley Sketch Prize and Exhibition, Touring show / Locations throughout the west of England – Rabley Barn, Mildenhall, Marlborough, United Kingdom
  • 2014
    Cultivation and Creativity / Bankside Gallery, Royal Horticultural Halls and RHS Wisley – London, United Kingdom
  • 2013
    The Open Exhibition / Ferens Art Gallery – Hull, United Kingdom
  • 2013
    A year in the life of the Royal Albert Hall / The Royal Albert Hall – London, United Kingdom
  • 2011
    International Watercolour Touring Exhibition / Chung-Shan National Gallery Taipei, Taiwan, Robeson Gallery, The Penn State University & Carrollton Cultural Arts Centre, USA – Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011
    The Royal Watercolour Society in Malta / Auberge d’Italie, Valletta – Valletta, Malta
  • 2010
    Fabriano International Prize / Fabriano Museum, Museo della Carta e della Filigrana – Fabriano, Italy
  • 2009
    LIoyd’s TSB Journeys, Touring show / throughout the UK including Chatsworth House – Derbyshire, United Kingdom
  • 2008
    A1 Open and Exhibition Prize / The Station – Richmond, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2007
    Ten days in Aurangabad (Touring show) / Indian institute of Contemporary Art – Mumbai, India

Solo exhibitions

  • 2017
    In the Shadow of Giants / The Alpine Club – London, United Kingdom
  • 2015
    Visual Histories / Dean Clough Arts – Halifax, United Kingdom
  • 2015
    Recalling Nepal and Visualising Hisotry / King's Lynn Arts Centre – King's Lynn, United Kingdom
  • 2014
    Time and Place / Shine Arts – Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 2013
    Journeys in line and colour / The Dye House Gallery, Bradford College – Bradford, United Kingdom
  • 2011
    European Journeys and other Worlds / King's Lynn Arts Centre – King's Lynn, United Kingdom
  • 2003
    London Journeys / Arts Mill Gallery – Hebdon Bridge, United Kingdom
  • 2003
    Urban Dreams / Mansion Galleries, South Hill Park Arts Centre – Bracknell, United Kingdom

Publications

Residencies

  • 2007
    Ten day in Aurangabad, Royal Watercolour Society Cultural visit / Residenc - Aurangabad, India
  • 1995
    Erasmus Scholarship, university of Seville, Spain - Seville, Spain

Permanent collections

  • 2017
    Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford , United Kingdom
  • 2017
    University of Gloucestershire, Cheltneham, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Royal Watercolour Society Diploma Collection, Bankside Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Royal Air Force, (Air Cadets, North Regional Headquarters), RAF Linton-On-Ouse, York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    St. Paul’s Cathedral Library, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Indian Institute of Contemporary Art, Mumbai, India
  • 2017
    Heritage Malta Collection, Valletta, Malta, Malta
  • 2017
    D.H. Lawrence Museum, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Guy’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Guildhall Art Library, Corporation of London, City of London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Bradford School of Art, Bradford College, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Art House, Wakefield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Arts Club, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Alpine Club, London , United Kingdom
  • 2017
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom