I am delighted that once again I will be artist in residence at Nature in Art,wallsworth hall,twigworth,gloucs,the UK's only museum dedicated to nature-inspired art from the 5th-10th august.I will be working on a painting live in the studio(pictured above from a couple of years ago) and displaying a range of original works,limited editions and fine art cards.It really is a fantastic day out for the wildlife art enthusiast with an extensive collection of art on display in its galleries,a wonderful sculpture/wildlife garden and activities to inspire kids,quite apart from the opportunity to watch an artist work live and chat all things art.
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.