This weekend is the last opportunity to view a selection of my original works and limited edition prints on stand N26 the Collier and Dobson ltd fine art publisher stand.The show has run from 16th-22nd December and this year has been a very successful show for me with all three of the above images selling thus far as well as lots of prints including my latest release 'Watching' my African leopard portrait.I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope that you will all join me here on my blog in 2014.
Progress with this drawing has been a little slow but luckily I have the festive season to blame for the many distractions over the last couple of weeks.suffice to say that i'll be very happy to have this finished before Christmas.
here's a quick update on progress with my latest drawing of a serval kitten.This drawing once again pairs conte pierre noire pencils for the darkest tones with my usual derwent graphic pencils for the rest of the piece.the cats head is taking shape now with some areas complete including fur details whilst other areas you can clearly see are in the process of the graphite being layered to build up the required strength of tone before the details are added.
Ive made a start on another cat drawing,this time its a serval kitten.the background toning has been completed using layers of graphite working from an H grade pencil thru to a 2B and next i'll make a start on the cat itself.the edge of the image needs breaking up by erasing fine hairs into the background toning and the spots need to be completed before I start(as usual with cats) on completing the ears.ive had to put oils to one side for a short while as I complete a series of pencil drawings for publication by my publishers Collier and Dobson early in the new year.the first two of which will be 'Watching' my African leopard study and 'Snow prince' my snow leopard cub drawing.Alongside the pencil drawings being published by my publishers I will be self-publishing a select few of my more specialised pencil drawings in small editions of 50 hand signed and numbered prints which will be exclusively available from my website www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com in the near future.i'll keep you posted here on my blog once they are available.
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.