My apologies in advance for the poor quality of the photograph,no matter how I try to capture this painting it still glares too much in places.i started this fox painting some weeks ago and whilst I was working on my last tiger painting it was languishing in the studio but its time has come at last! I'm working on the second coat of oils on the fox and using the paint more thickly than my usual manner enjoying the consistency of the oils and attempting to be a bit more painterly in my approach.i'm very much enjoying the slightly looser approach and keeping my fingers crossed that everyone else will enjoy it too and not get hung up on the slightly less detailed image.
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.