On Thursday 18th july the preview night and special charity auction will be held at the 20th annual NEWA wildlife art exhibition.the oil painting above entitled 'elegance-avocet' has been donated by me to the charity auction all the proceeds of which will go to wildlife charities.many artists have donated original artworks to the auction and details of the exhibition and auction of wildlife art can be found on the newa website www.newa-uk.com .following the preview night the exhibition will run from july 19th-august 4th and from 19th-21st of july alongside the main exhibition will be a special event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of newa.a group of select wildlife artists including myself will be demonstrating in various mediums as well as showing a range of prints and cards and some more original works all of which are available to purchase.there will be some very special offers at the show and so if you're in the Wirral area during those three days pop in,speak to and learn from some fabulous artists and bag yourself a bargain!.the full venue address is Gordale garden centre,chester high road,south Wirral,burton,ch64 8tf
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.