I am absolutely delighted that two of my bird drawings 'Saker Falcon study' and 'Low Tide-Little Egret' were chosen by the author Tim Wootton(himself a fabulous bird artist-check out his blog on my bloglist) to appear in his new book 'Drawing and painting birds' alongside bird art from some of my all-time heroes like Robert Bateman,John Busby,Charles Tunnicliffe and of course Tim Wootton.This fabulous new book is a must for all budding avian artists and bird art fans alike with a wealth of useful advice and tips to improve your bird renderings as well as a collection of the most magnificent bird art.published by Crowood press at only £16.99,a better book on bird art would be hard to find.
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.