Here's my latest completed small pencil drawing of a pair of zebras.It measures 6" x 16" approx and once again ive left plenty of negative space to give somewhere for the animals to move into.i think the image looks better and is more interesting with all that space but I'd be interested to hear what you think of this series of drawings with lots of negative space and heavy crops.
Over the coming months I have work appearing at many venues and events.The three images above are all destined to be shown at the annual NEWA(National exhibition of wildlife art) exhibition held in The Wirral and housed within the fabulous Gordale garden centre in the gordale gallery from 17th july-2nd august.
In the meantime a selection of my original works and full limited edition print range will once again be appearing on my publisher Collier and Dobson fine art's stand at shows and events all over the UK with the next appearance being at the Bolesworth CSI international held at Bolesworth castle nr chester from 18th-21st june.For details of other events where you can see my work on my publishers stand throughout the year please check my events listing on my website www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com
Of course my work can be viewed anytime in my own studio/gallery based at home in Warsash,Hampshire and if you'd like to pay a visit to my studio do just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and i'll get back to you to confirm.
This is my latest completed pencil drawing.It is ,as yet, untitled but measures 7.25" x 14.5" and is a close up study of a lovely Bengal Tiger that I came across on my trip to the far east in 2014.
This is the fourth big cat portrait in a similarly cropped series of drawings featuring a Lion,Leopard and Cheetah.
Completed my latest pencil drawing today.Ive called it Chobe morning as its based on an early encounter with a pair of elephants.As the sun was rising it cast lovely shadows on the animals and gave me plenty of lovely contrast to work with.
Ive been working on a new elephant drawing over the last few days and here are the progress shots.Once again its based on photographs I took in Chobe,Botswana,this time in the early morning as the sun was rising creating lovely shadows and giving me lots of contrast to work with.
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.