Ive now moved into my new studio building and whilst I'm still busy organising the internal layout and finding which one suits me best I have been able to get to grips with a project that's been on the back-burner for a few weeks now.This is a large portrait of a resting Bengal Tiger and will be approximately 24" x 36 when complete.It was a fabulous animal that I met whilst in the Far East in January of this year and I hope the completed image will be published as a limited edition print early next year.The whole reclining cat can be seen (just about) in the uppermost photo and below is a close-up shot of progress so far.Its been a while since I tackled a large pencil drawing and I imagine this one may take some time to complete but i'll keep posting the progress shots here.
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.