Nigel Priddey

Nigel Priddey

Nigel was educated at Hammersmith College of Art and Building and Thames Polytechnic, London and is a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Associate 1983, Member 1988) and the Chartered Society of Designers (1994). He has regularly exhibited at the RBSA gallery for many years in members’ exhibitions, solo shows and in group shows such as the ’Mountains and Moorlands’ exhibition (2015). Exhibition Designer for RBSA ‘Discovering Landscape’ exhibition, 2016. In 2017 Nigel mentored three University of Birmingham History of Art students who gained valuable professional experience curating the ‘New Curators : Watercolour’ exhibition. His paintings have been exhibited at; Mall Galleries, London Bankside Gallery, London Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Guildhall, London National Exhibition Centre Dudley Museum and Art Gallery Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery Hanbury Hall (NT) Art Barn, Preston Bagot Granary Gallery, Weston Park Birmingham Cathedral Worcester Cathedral Quanhua Watercolour Gallery, Zhujiajiao, China Oriental Pearl Tower Gallery, Shanghai Also exhibited in numerous commercial galleries in the UK. Winner of the‘Tollitt and Harvey’ painting prize RBSA 1997 ‘Highly Commended’ Laing Painting Competition 1998 (finalist) RBSA ‘Priddey Prize’ winner 2004 (watercolour prize in memory of James Priddey PRBSA) RBSA Watercolour 1st prize winner 2011 RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2012, 2013, 2014 (Winsor and Newton runner up prize winner 2013) Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Competition 2012 RI Mall Galleries exhibitions 2015, 2016, 2017 (Cass Art prize winner 2017) Painting commissioned by the Birmingham and Midland Institute and presented to HRH Duke of Edinburgh 2005 Nigel has work in many collections in the UK, USA, Europe, China and Japan and has close associations with several notable art societies and is past vice president of the RBSA, and is currently president of the Birmingham Watercolour Society. He is also the RBSA Archive Officer and is currently involved with film making for the promotion of the Society’s Archive and Collection, and it’s Accredited Museum status.