Wildlife artist Clive's work setto be displayed in exhibitions

THE work of a prominent wildlife artist features in two Hampshire exhibitions until the end of April.

Warsash-based Clive Meredith was a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year from 2010 to 2013 and his graphite and oil work will be exhibited until April 29 in the Drawn to Nature exhibition at Gosport Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, Gosport.

Then from 10am to 4pm on both April 1 and 2, Clive’s work has been selected for the Wildlife & Wilderness exhibition at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, in Britten Road, Lee-on-the-Solent.

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‘This exhibition is the brainchild of Jean Hedley, who administers the Richard Hedley fund, which raises money for the Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust,’ explains Clive, who was Wildscape Magazine’s Wildlife Artist of the Year in 2010.

‘I was invited along to help mount a weekend exhibition to raise funds for the trust to be able to employ a trainee to carry out an ecological study for a year.’

Both exhibitions are free and all work is for sale.

Clive added: ‘I’ve been busily working on new pieces incorporating imitation gold leaf and 24-carat gold leaf.

‘They’re unique as I believe it’s not possible to reproduce artworks featuring gold leaf. My aim has been to bridge the gap between serious wildlife art and decorative art and appeal to those who may not initially be disposed towards purchasing wildlife art.’