Clive took his first steps to becoming a full time artist over 30 years ago after moving to Edinburgh to study a subject completely separate from his artistic pursuits, however, his passion for drawing for painting have remained consistently at the forefront.
A great deal of Clive’s work is an attempt to capture the mood and atmosphere of places that fire his imagination. His paintings and drawings depict the majestic architecture of the Scottish capital and the ramshackle villages of Fife’s East Neuk but he often looks further afield for inspiration, sometimes as far as the moon.
Being a self taught artist, Clive believes there are no set rules within which an artist should constrain themselves and this is evident in his practise as well as his subject matter. Using a mixed media approach, Clive is equally at ease producing works in oil, watercolour, pen and even etchings allowing him to combine vibrant palettes with energetic, expressive linework.