The first stop on our Thailand journey is the coastal resort of Bang Saen where we will be for the first week of our trip.this first week will be a combination of relaxation on the nearby beaches and looking for opportunities to photograph some of the local wildlife and scenes.the photos above were taken shortly after dawn before the sun becomes too hot.the birds in the photograph provide the dawn chorus and are plentiful around the villa.hope to post more wildlife photos soon.visited a mountain just on the outskirts of town yesterday en-route to a restaurant for our evening meal and found lots of monkeys unfortunately didn't have my camera with me but i'll take it next time.
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.