It is now day two of my residency at Nature in Art and as you can see from the photo's ive settled into the studio and begun work on my egret painting which i hope to complete whilst here.I have on display a large selection of original pieces,prints and my fine art cards collection.
day one was quite busy with a good number of visitors meandering through the studio,had some very interesting chats with the visitors,with one couple having come all the way from australia.with the cheltenham racing festival on at the moment i'm hoping visitor numbers will continue to be high as the racetrack is close by,also this week is the last week that the touring exhibition of Wildlife photographer of the year will be on display at Nature in art.And so if your'e in the area or just looking for a great day out then why not pop along to nature in art to see there extensive collection of nature related art,the wildlife photographer of the year exhibition and of course your's truly in the garden studio.nature in art's website can be found at http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk/
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 graphite pencil and oils,observation is vital to Clive's working practice.Each drawing or 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 50 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.