Valeriy Gridnev was elected a member of the Union of Russian artists in 1991. In 1999 he moved with his family to Great Britain where he initially worked as an artist in residence at Highclere Castle where he painted Lord Caemarvon and members of his family.

While Britain remains the main centre of his work, he continues to work in St Petersburg from where he maintains his strong links to his Russian artistic roots. Whilst Valeriy still paints a broad range of subjects, the main thread of his work has been figurative painting in both oils and pastels which are much sought after. His portrait paintings have earned him an international reputation.

 

Exhibitions

2018  Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
2017  Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
2017  The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition
2016  Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2016  Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
2015  Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition
2011  Royal Society Of Portrait Painters, London
2010  Royal institute of Oil Painters’ Exhibition, London
2010  Royal Society Of Portrait Painters, London
2009  Royal Society Of Portrait Painters, London
2008  Royal Society Of Portrait Painters, London
2007  Participated in various exhibitions, Mall Galleries
2006  The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London
2006  Pastel Society Exhibition, London
2005  The Royal Institute of Oil Painters' Exhibition, London
2005  The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, London
2005  Personal exhibition at Cross Gate Gallery, USA
2005  The Gridnev's Exhibition, Fine Art Commissions, London
2004  Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2003  Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2003  Portrait Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2003  The Gridnev's Exhibition, Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London
2003  The Gridnev's Exhibition, Brian Sinfield Gallery, High Street, Burford
2002  Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London
2002  Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2002  Portrait Exhibition, Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London
2002  Personal exhibition: Cross Gate Gallery, New York
2002  Cricket Fine Art exhibition, Arndean Gallery, London
2001  Pastel Society Exhibition Mall Galleries, London
2001  Watercolour Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2001  Portrait Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2001  Personal Exhibition, One Three Nine Gallery, London
2001  The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2001  The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2000  Mall Galleries, Pastels of the Century, London
2000  Portrait Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London