Clive Wilkins is a figurative painter from the United Kingdom.
He works in the Northern European tradition of oil painting relying heavily on strong craft skills allied to a precise & studied drawing ability. As epitomised by artists of the Netherlandish or Flemish School, most notably Hans Memling & Van Eyck.
Wilkins has produced portraits of Sir Peter Blake and Sir Howard Hodgkin amongst notable others. He was presented to HRH Princess Royal during a visit to the Royal Holloway University in 1994.
His work has appeared in print, including:
Royal Academy Illustrated Catalogue 1986.
Royal Academy Illustrated Catalogue 1994.
Country Life Magazine March 1992.
Country Life Magazine March 2005.
The Best of British Illustrators Fifth Annual.
The Best of British Illustration 80.
The John Player Portrait Awards Catalogue Review.
The Clive WILKINS One Man Show, Petley Fine Art Catalogue 2005.
The Creatures in the Night. Dingley Press 2008.
His most recent work of note (2000–05) is a 31 painting sequence entitled "The Creatures in the Night", a story sequence written and painted by Wilkins which was published in May 2008. This can be viewed in synopsis at www.geocities.com/clivewilkins
He is currently producing paintings based on ideas emanating from Don Quixote (2006–08). Other works currently in progress include two books, a picture story book entitled 'Mannikin' (2008), and a novel entitled 'Moustachio' (2008).
Commissions are accepted by negotiation. Paintings start at £1000+
Painting, drawing & prints - portraits
Painting, drawing & prints - representational