having spent a wonderful few days in Khon Kaen province of north-east Thailand I moved via the mountainous district of pechabun to Sukhothai city which is one of the original ancient thai capital cities.my brother-in-law resides here on the edge of the world famous sukhothai historical park and so I stayed here for several days and these photos show some of the ancient ruined city and temples of Sukhothai.I'm now on the last leg of my journey in Thailand to my wifes hometown of Phichit in central Thailand one of the main rice-growing areas of the country.the heat here is fierce but water plentiful as several large rivers feed the area resulting in wonderful landscapes of lush green paddyfields full of waterbirds.I will post some more images soon.
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.