I have a couple of outstanding pencil commissions that I will be making a start on shortly and I decided that as ive been concentrating on oils for some time I needed to take time out to re-aquaint myself with the medium.This piece is the result and encompasses all the different techniques I use for applying graphite,direct application with the pencil,layering graphite,blending using tortillons and blending stumps and finally applying graphite using the tortillons and stumps rather than the pencil itself.ive entitled it 'Into the night' as the subject,a Barn owl at twilight launches itself on a hunting mission.further details of this and other available drawings and paintings can be found on my website www.clivemeredithart.weebly.cm
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.