Clive Meredith

Pink Cosmos & Bumblebee

Pink Cosmos & Bumblebee

Oil & 24ct gold, 20 x 20cm, £475

Cosmos Trio & Early Bumblebee

Cosmos Trio & Early Bumblebee

Oil, white gold & 24ct gold leaf on canvas, 23 x 23cm, framed, £575

Bearded Iris & Bumblebees

Bearded Iris & Bumblebees

SOLD Oil, white gold overlayed with 23.5ct gold leaf on canvas, 38 x 30.5cm, £1,200

Red Tailed Bumblebee & Small Scabious

Red Tailed Bumblebee & Small Scabious

SOLD - Oil & 24ct gold, 15 x 12cm, £350

Early Bumblebee & Hardy Geranium

Early Bumblebee & Hardy Geranium

SOLD - Oil & 24ct gold, 20 x 15cm, £475

Tree Bumblebee & Thistle

Tree Bumblebee & Thistle

SOLD - Oil & 24ct gold, 15 x 12cm, £350

Bearded Iris & Early bumblebees

Bearded Iris & Early bumblebees

SOLD oil and gold on canvas, framed, 38 x 30cm £1,200

Early Bumblebee & Poppies

Early Bumblebee & Poppies

SOLD - Oil & 24ct gold, 24 x 18cm, £475

Blue Iris & Bumblebee

Blue Iris & Bumblebee

SOLD - Oil, white gold overlayed with 23.75ct gold leaf on canvas, 20 x 18cm, £440

Bumblebee on Toadflax

Bumblebee on Toadflax

SOLD - Oil & 24ct gold, 15 x 12cm, £350

White Cosmos & Early Bumblebee

White Cosmos & Early Bumblebee

SOLD - Oil, white gold & 24ct gold leaf on canvas, 19 x 15cm £395

Hampshire-based Clive Meredith has been a professional artist since 1993 and specialises in portrayals of nature from Britain and abroad.

Working in pencil, oils and mixed media each painting or drawing is created over many hours with meticulous attention to detail, aided by an extensive knowledge of the wildlife subjects and many hours spent in the field observing and recording them to achieve the stunning realism that I’m renowned for.

Travelling extensively in pursuit of new subject matter and experiences, it was during a trip to the Far East in 2016 that I was introduced to a master goldsmith working within the Thai royal palace in Bangkok creating, conserving and designing works for the Thai king. I spent some time learning gilding techniques with this artisan and was inspired to incorporate precious metal leaf into my wildlife art, 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. Focussing on the beauty and complexity of the subject against a highly decorative background of distressed precious metal leaf and colour.

With many years spent working exclusively for a well-known British publishing house, over 80 of my works have been released as limited edition prints and both prints and original artworks have been exhibited widely at annual  events including the Royal Windsor horse show, Badminton horse trials, EWA, New Forest and Hampshire county show and The London International Horse show, Windsor Contemporary art fair, Reading Art fair and the Affordable Art fair Battersea to name but a few.

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. I was also named Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010 by Wildscape magazine after winning the prestigious annual competition with the stunning drawing ‘The Egret Pool’.

Work has been featured in many publications including Wildscape magazine, Hampshire Life, Solent Life magazine and Artist’s and Illustrator’s magazine.

 

Exhibitions

 

1999    Banham zoo – Mixed exhibition

1999 (and annually until 2016)    NEWA, Wirral – Mmxed exhibition

1999    Collier and Dobson, Fordingbridge – solo

2000    Gallery 238,Dorking – Solo

2000    Collier and Dobson, Fordingbridge – solo

2001    Collier and Dobson, Fordingbridge – solo

2001    Banham zoo – Mixed exhibition

2002    Collier and Dobson, Fordingbridge – solo

2002    Cherry creek gallery, Oxted – solo

2002 (and annually until 2016)    Bath and West show, Shepton Mallet – Collier and Dobson stand

2003 (and annually thereafter)    Artist in Residence,Nature in Art museum, Twigworth

2003    The Wildside gallery,Great Malvern – solo

2003    The Whitgift galleries,Croydon – mixed exhibition

Annually until 2017    Badminton horse trials – Collier and Dobson stand

Annually until 2017    Royal Windsor horse show – Collier and Dobson stand

Annually until 2017    The South of England show, Ardingly – Collier and Dobson stand

Annually until 2017    The New forest show, Brockenhurst – Collier and Dobson stand

Annually until 2017    The Game Fair – Collier and Dobson stand

Annually until 2017    Gatcombe horse trials – Collier and Dobson stand

Annually until 2017    London International horse show, Olympia – Collier and Dobson stand

2010, 2012, 2013    DSWF, Wildlife artist of the year competition, The Mall Galleries

2010    Wildscape magazine Wildlife artist of the year competition – Winner

2015-2018    Annual Hampshire Open studios event

2016   Collier and Dobson gallery, Fordingbridge – mixed exhibition

2016    The White Dog gallery, Southsea – mixed exhibition

2016    The White Dog gallery, Lee on solent – mixed exhibition

2016    Hardings Gallery, Warsash – mixed exhibition

2017    Collier and Dobson gallery, Fordingbridge – mixed exhibition

2017    The White Dog gallery, Southsea and Lee on solent – gallery artist – mixed exhibitions

2017    Hardings gallery, Warsash – gallery artist – mixed exhibitions

2017    The Gosport gallery, Gosport – joint exhibition

2017    ‘Wildlife and Wilderness’, Lee on Solent – mixed exhibition

2017    EWA(Exhibition of wildlife art), South Wirral – mixed exhibition

2017    ‘Our world imagined’, Romsey mixed exhibition

2017    Framemakers galleries, Cirencester, solo show

2017    Windsor contemporary art fair, Windsor racecourse

2017    Bell Fine art, Winchester, mixed exhibition

2017    ‘Sketch for survival’ auction Royal Geographical Society

2018    ‘Our World imagined’, Romsey mixed exhibition

2018    Store street gallery, London – gallery artist

2018    The White Dog gallery, Southsea and Lee on Solent – gallery artist

2018    Reading contemporary art fair

2018    Hampshire Open studios event,Great Abshot Barn-mixed exhibition

2018    Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2018    The Frame gallery, Odiham – gallery artist

2018    ‘Sketch for survival’ touring exhibition & auction

2019    March Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London – London contemporary art stand

2019    The Oxmarket gallery, Open exhibition

2019    Artist in residence, Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester

2019    EWA Exhibition, Burton, The Wirral

2019    Hampshire Open studios event, Great Abshot barn – mixed exhibition

2019    October ‘Our world imagined’, Romsey mixed exhibition

2019    October Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2019    ‘Sketch for survival’ touring exhibition & auction

 

Representing Galleries

Bell Fine Art, Winchester, Hampshire

White Dog galleries, Lee on solent & Southsea, Hampshire

Hardings gallery, Warsash, Hampshire

The Frame gallery, Odiham, Hampshire

London Contemporary Art, store street, London

Clifton Fine Art, Bristol

Framemakers galleries, Salisbury, Marlborough & Basingstoke