It may not be readily obvious what ive added to this piece since my last posting and indeed i didnt add a lot.in fact i chose to merely alter some of the colours on the vegetation and add another hint of wet area to the foreground.i have to admit to having seen no obvious benefits to the piece,other than the potential for completely lashing it up,by adding much more to it.ive called it a day with this piece and i'll leave it to sit in the studio for a while in case any new ideas arise but i'm quite happy that ive managed to illustrate my encounter with the Snipe on a freezing cold day last winter at Oare marshes in Kent.
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.