This is my latest completed oil painting and the first time ive ever painted an elephant! Ive drawn so many elephants but never really felt (until now) that my oil painting skills were up to the job to portray an elephant in colour.I am very pleased with my first attempt and hope it will prove to be the first of many African paintings.As with earlier drawings this painting is based on an encounter in Savuti marsh,Chobe,Botswana in 2014.This big bull was part of a small group of bachelor males feeding on marsh grass,pausing occasionally to throw fresh,wet mud onto themselves.I hope you like the painting and as usual the original will appear on my website www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com in due course.
These images and more will be amongst original works,prints and cards on display on my art stand at the annual Titchfield Haven NNR Xmas arts and crafts show held within the visitor centre at the reserve.The show takes place on the weekend of 28th/29th November,admission is free with ample parking and a smashing café too.
Funds raised by the stallholders are used to purchase feed for the overwintering birds on the reserve.
The event is taking place in the titchfield haven visitor centre which is located on cliff road,Hill Head near Lee on Solent on the Hampshire coast and so if youre in the area and looking for a pre-xmas bargain then why not pop in and say hello whilst browsing a fabulous selection of wildlife art.
I couldn't resist taking a quick studio snapshot of my new limited edition entitled 'Avocet and chicks'
The quality is outstanding and they are available as a standard sized print or a mini print,both as part of a total edition size of just 100.The larger print retails at £63 incl free uk delivery and the mini print at £28 incl free uk delivery.These lovely prints come with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and are available exclusively from my website and nowhere else at www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com where you will find full details(sizes etc).
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.