This drawing in progress of a pair of old boy buffalo's chewing the cud is based on an encounter with a resting group of buffalo in chobe,Botswana.During the hottest part of the day they would lie down under the shade of trees and chew the cud until it cooled down enough for them to resume feeding into the evening.this is a small drawing in comparison to those ive produced of late at only 9" x 15" and another days work should see it completed.i love buffalo as a subject as they've got so much character and with those magnificent horns lots of textures to portray as well,perfect for graphite.i think,along with elephants, they will feature prominently in my works this year based on my trip to Botswana in September of last 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 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.