On 1st September along with a group of fellow artists I fly to Botswana on a reference gathering safari for two weeks during which I wont be posting on any of my social media sites.I am also reaching a busy stage with my new studio building where I will have to get the paint brushes out and get some emulsion up on the walls.Therefore ive decided not to start any new major projects until I return from Africa as I'm too busy and when I return my head will be too full of new paintings to continue with anything started prior to the trip.Hence this small sketch of a delightful Little Owl is on the drawing board at the moment which is keeping me gamefully occupied in-between other tasks.
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.