My pencil study of a wild dog pup is now completed and is the first of the images produced as a result of encounters in Botswana in September this year.i wanted to record something quickly whilst the memory of the encounter with the wild dogs was fresh in my mind but a larger scale image,either in graphite or oils or both,will be completed at some point.he pups were left by the adult dogs whilst they went on a hunt and we observed the youngsters resting and dozing in the shade of a large tree for a couple of hours until eventually the rest of the pack turned up and after a frenzied greeting food was regurgitated for the pups before they all set of on an evening hunt.
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.