Clive Meredith, Barn Owl Portrait


Working in oils in a traditional representative style and also incorporating precious metal leaf into some of my more decorative pieces, developing my own unique approach to mixed media works. My goal in creating these pieces is to isolate the subject from its natural environment, presenting it instead in a contemporary style with a nod to age-old techniques and styles. Focusing on the beauty and complexity of feather form or butterfly wings against a highly decorative background of distressed precious metal leaf and colour.

Dimensions 25 × 20 cm

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Clive’s initial interest in wildlife and the countryside was fostered in his early years. He was brought up in Shrewsbury as the son of a dairy farmer. This led to him spending hours in the Shropshire countryside, where he would spend his time birdwatching and larking about on the river Severn.

Clive works in both graphite pencil and oils. Observation is vital to Clive’s working practice. His work reveals meticulous attention to detail, which is achieved by him spending hours observing and photographing subjects in their natural habitat.

Clive has travelled extensively in Asia and Africa in search of subjects for his drawings and paintings.

As a result of this, he has become renowned for the stunning realism of his images. He has developed an assured ability to inject real life and character into his works.

Clive is a published artist, with over 70 limited edition releases to date. His work can be found in galleries throughout the UK and beyond. He works from a new studio/gallery in his hometown of Warsash in Hampshire.

In 2010 Clive was named ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ by Wildscape magazine. He won this prestigious annual competition with his image ‘The Egret pool’. He has also appeared as a finalist in the DSWF ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ in 2010, 2012 and 2013. This resulted in his work being exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London.