During my stay at nature in art i managed to complete the drawing 'oystercatchers at roshven bay',it is now with my publishers being image scanned and framed up.As soon as i have images of the completed drawing i will post here.i am particularly pleased with the end result as it was an image i've had in my mind for some time,it's always nice when your'e able to bring an idea to fruition.As will be seen from the image when ive posted it i made the decision to crop the image to the right of the 5th oystercatcher,compositionally i felt the 6th oystercatcher added nothing to the image and indeed made the picture look a little too structured,often when portraying a group odd numbers seem to work better than even.
South coast based Clive Meredith is an entirely self-taught artist and has been working professionally since 1993 specialising in detailed portrayals of wildlife from both Britain and abroad. Clive's initial interest in wildlife and the countryside was fostered in his early years, brought up the son of a dairy farmer, and spending hours outside in the Shropshire countryside birdwatching and larking about on the river Severn and its streams in his hometown of Shrewsbury. Working in both oils and mixed media,observation is vital to Clive's working practice.Each painting reveals meticulous attention to detail,achievable only by hours spent in the field observing and photographing subjects in their natural habitat.As a result Clive has become renowned for the stunning realism of his images and an incredibly assured ability to inject real life and character into his works. His art has been extensively published with over 80 limited edition releases to date and can be found in galleries throughout the uk and beyond. In 2010 Clive was named Wildlife Artist of the Year by Wildscape magazine after winning the prestigious annual competition with his image 'The Egret pool' and appeared as a finalist in the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010,2012 and 2013 with works exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London. Clive is a member of the Pencil Art Society and the RSPB.