My latest Red Fox drawing is now complete.Its as yet untitled whilst I think of some appropriate prose,funny how after all the effort and unlimited concentration required to produce images I always struggle with titles for the images ive often spent weeks staring at!.Any way this image is an amalgamation of references from my own garden visiting foxes and a wonderful face shot of a very handsome fox taken by a good friend,who has graciously allowed me to use it as the basis of this drawing.i don't often use photographic references that aren't my own and in this case its just the face but it was just such a good looking animal and so I transferred this foxes face onto a body shot taken of one of my own animals and this is the result.The drawing is once again large scale at 26" x 17" and like my previous two large pencil drawings has been produced with a view to publishing early next year.
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.