Hampshire-based Clive Meredith has been a professional artist since 1993 and specialises in detailed portrayals of wildlife from Britain and abroad.
Clive’s initial interest in wildlife and the countryside was fostered in his early years.The son of a dairy farmer he spent hours out of doors in the Shropshire countryside,where he grew up, birdwatching and observing our native animals.Nowadays clive can often be found armed with camera and binoculars walking the shoreline at his home in Warsash or in the more exotic climes of the Far East or Africa looking for subjects and inspiration for his paintings and drawings.
Working in both graphite pencil and oils, Clive is entirely self-taught ,with each painting or drawing created over many hours with meticulous attention to detail,aided by an extensive knowledge of his wildlife subjects and many hours spent in the field observing and photographing them to achieve the stunning realism that he is renowned for.Clive believes it is absolutely vital to observe his subjects in there natural environment to be able to distill something of the animals character into every image.
Whether in oils or graphite the focus of his images is very much centred on the animal,preferring a detailed depiction with drama often added by the use of atmospheric lighting and clever cropping.
A published artist with over 60 limited edition releases and a large collector base for both his original artworks and his limited edition prints,Clive’s art can be found in galleries and homes throughout the UK and worldwide.
Clive has exhibited widely with annual appearances at many prestigious events including the Royal windsor horse show,Badminton horse trials,NEWA,the CLA Game fair,New Forest and Hampshire county show and The London International Horse show to name but a few.
Clives works have made regular appearances in the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year competition at The Mall Galleries in London gaining a ‘highly commended’ award.He was also named Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 by Wildscape magazine after winning the prestigious annual competition with his stunning drawing ‘The Egret Pool’.
His work has been featured in many publications including Wildscape magazine,Hampshire Life,Solent Life magazine and Artist’s and Illustrator’s magazine.
Animal conservation and rehabilitation are causes dear to the artists heart and Clive has been fortunate enough to be able to use his original artworks and prints to help raise vital funds for many vital wildlife charities over the years.
See Clive’s work in August. Here’s where to find us. We hope to see you at the event.