“I try and capture the fleeting mood of the day in my works, breaking it down to the raw essentials in a panting, hoping to achieve an abstract quality and space throughout the painting.”
Clive commenced serious art training in 1973 with John Lennox followed by a further 12 months with Max Casey in tonal realism. Clive studied art in Copenhagen at the Royal Glypotek for 6 months, subsequently living in London and Scotland studying the major galleries of Europe.
He had his first one-man show at Mentone Galleries in 1979 and in 1980 began exhibiting at the Victorian Artists Society. He has won awards throughout his career in both exhibitions including: Victorian Artists Society, McClelland Gallery, Jenny Pihan Fine Art Gallery, Mornington Regional Gallery, Melaleuca Gallery, Manyung Gallery, Maritime Exhibition, Motor-works Gallery, Melbourne Grammar School, Deacon University Collection, Windows on Church Gallery, Chelsea Art Show, Flinders Fine Art Gallery, John Glover Award Selected – Tasmania, Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Frankston Art Centre, Steps Gallery, Pollock Gallery Richmond, Mt. Waverley, Australian Water Colour Society, Aquaelle Galleries – Sydney, Launceston Art Society – Tasmania, Prahran College of Drawing, Capricorn Gallery, Quasions Gallery, Orbost Community Centre.
In 1988 Clive was elected as a signatory member of the Victorian Artists Society and in 1998 was invited to join the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society. Clive is also a member of the Water Colour Society.
Clive has taught at the Victorian Artist’s Society, Peninsular Art Society, Hampton Community Centre and McClelland Gallery and is currently teaching at the Mentone Art Group, Brighton Art Society and the Beaumaris Art Society.
Clive has demonstrated at a number of Melbourne art groups, judged art shows including the Alice Bale award, Camberwell Rotary Travelling Scholarship, Royal Melbourne Agricultural show and the Box Hill Art group, and taught many workshops . He has also given a invited lecture on Misty Moderns Paintings.
In 2011 Clive was named Victorian Artist’s Society Artist of the Year.
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