Thursday 27 August 2015

'Lapwing study' 12" x 14"

This is my latest little oil sketch and depicts lovely Lapwing on the edge of the scrape at Titchfield Haven nature reserve.This image has been painted as a live demo piece during my open studio's event this week.

Thursday 20 August 2015

Avocet and chick II

Continuing with my recent theme of oil sketching,here is my latest small piece.Its another study of an avocet and chick from observations made at Titchfield Haven NNR on the south coast of Hampshire,UK during june this year.The painting on canvas measures 14" x 10" and will be on show in my studio for the duration of the Hampshire Open studio's event from 22nd august-31st august.

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Hampshire Open studio's 22nd aug-31st aug 2015

My studio/gallery will be opening to the public from 22nd aug-31st aug as part of the Hampshire Open studio's event.I will be open from 10-5pm daily with a selection of original works,limited edition prints and fine art cards available to purchase.For full details of all the artists venues opening during the event checkout the website at

Thursday 13 August 2015

'Curlew study' 12" x 10" oil on canvas

Tinkering with oil paints once more and decided to produce another quick,loose oil sketch based on observations of a curlew at farlington marshes near Portsmouth,UK.
On a cold crisp January day I visited the marshes on the  outskirts of Portsmouth and with camera in hand walked the seawall separating the marshes from Langstone harbour getting views of waders and other seabirds on both the freshwater marsh on one side of the wall and the mudflats of langstone harbour on the other.This curlew was busy feeding amongst the seaweed and seagrass at low tide on the mudflats and was quite close to me affording me unusually great views.After the success of my last avocet oil sketch which was so well received and sold almost immediately I thought I would approach this subject in the same loose manner and just see where it led me.

Wednesday 12 August 2015

Clive Meredith MPAS

Delighted to announce that I have been awarded Master Pencil artist status by the prestigious pencil Art society.It is always an honour to be recognised for ones talent and hard work by a jury of distinguished fellow artists.

Friday 7 August 2015

'The Young Pretender' 7" x 13" pencil drawing

My latest,and ever so slightly topical drawing features a lovely young male lion that I was lucky enough to encounter last year in Savuti,Botswana.
This young male was hunting with his mother as they were not part of a pride and as you can see from his flawless features he still hadn't gone into battle for a pride of his own as he wasn't fully mature as yet.
The pair formed an impressive hunting team and when I encountered them they were hunkered down in the heat of the day with very full bellies from a successful hunt the night before.

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Latest elephant drawing completed.

'Staying close' my latest drawing in my series of images from my Botswana safari is now complete and its another small scale piece at 4" x 16" approx.This drawing was completed during a live demonstration week in the studio of the Nature in Art museum near Gloucester,UK
Ive made available several of my latest drawings and paintings on my website at