Of late ive been working backwards and forwards on oils and pencils in a bit of a disjointed manner as I try and settle back into the studio after my month-long absence and whilst my new pencil drawing is not really ready to be posted as yet I have managed to get a bit more done to my fox painting.its been a little bit of a struggle over the last couple of days but its back on the right track now,i think my mind has been a little distracted with so many images floating around my head since my Thailand trip that its been difficult to settle some times.Anyway I'm putting this to one side to dry before I tackle the last few areas of concern and then hopefully I can call it a wrap!
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.