Created Over 2,500 Dog Portrait Paintings
50 YEARS CREATIVE EXPERIENCE
The know-how you need.
"I have spent most of my working life as a Creative Art Director for advertising agencies. As I reached retirement age, I thought my love for traditional materials, techniques and being such a dog lover, is a great combination for capturing and cherishing moments and memories."
CLIVE HEMSLEY, THE DOG PORTRAIT ARTIST
THE DOG PORTRAIT ARTIST
"Greys Meadow Studio"
With today’s modern materials and techniques. I definitely try and use and experiment all mixed media on all my originals including, oils- acrylics-inks-pastels-charcoal and the use of traditional air brush, even woman's make-up and boot polish, this combination shows off the best of a composition and creates finished art with that “wow” factor, and now with modern resins, one can create a composition on top of a composition so hopefully a possible future investment for you.
Being able to visualise is a useful talent combine that with mixed media using perspective, depth of field – composition, textures , colours and a great theme- all adds up to a very pleasing feeling which i hope comes over as something you might want to live with. I always remember, I am only as good as my last painting.
My background is very unexciting, I left school at 15 and went to Art College in Taunton, Somerset. Because of my dyslexia, I left with zero qualifications after 7 years. However, in those days you could get a job without any qualifications and I have spent the rest of my working life in the creative world. I first started an advertising and PR agency in Henley in 1984 and any success I might have had, is all down to employing better creative people that make ideas happen.
One thing I would like to say about paintings and creating artworks – there are great artists and there are great designers. Combining the two, with both skill-set is not that common and a skill which I hope I have gained over time whilst combining that “Wow factor painting” that makes the true difference between a piece of art and a well presented “Master Piece”.