Neil Pittaway NEAC
Neil studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy Schools, London. He is a member of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and an Honorary Artist Member of the Arts Club, Mayfair, London. In July 2016 he was elected as a member of the New English Art Club (NEAC).
Neil’s drawings, original prints and paintings use ideas from many sources, travel and discovery, architecture and landscape, satire and historical narratives.
His work uses many different skills techniques and processes. His etchings and drawings employ a rich network of line, bitten deep into copper plate or drawn using traditional dip pen and ink. Theatrical, often dramatic, compositions emerge that aim to re-present a fresh personalised view of cultural histories and legacies, which sit together within a present day context.
His paintings are based on sketches produced on the spot; this seemingly straightforward approach to painting produces another kind of result that gives the subject an enigmatic quality.
Neil has work in many public collections including The Royal Collection, London, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, The Indian Institute of Contemporary Art, Mumbai, The Heritage of Malta Collection, St. Paul’s Cathedral Library, London and The Guildhall Art Library, The Corporation of London. He exhibits widely Nationally and Internationally including in the Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition and at the Bankside Gallery London.
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 broadcasted on BBC Radio.