Its been a little while since I posted news on my new studio building project.when I last posted I was busy demolishing the existing outbuildings and planning a bespoke new building.things have moved on a pace since then and the building has now been erected.its a timber framed and heavily insulated building some 40ft in length which will house not only my new studio but my wifes clothing alterations business.the interior plasterboarding is in place and will be complete by next week.the exterior of the building is to be clad in inch thick featheredge boarding which should weather down to a lovely colour making the whole building reminiscent of a barn and the roof felting will be completed at the same time.its fully double glazed throughout making it nice and toasty inside.hope to be able to post more progress shots soon.
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.