Project Description

Clive Bryant

Clive Bryant



About Clive Bryant

Due to his parents’ poor health, Clive was unable to pursue further education in art after leaving school, required instead to provide regular income into the house. For many years he earned extra money by working as a musician on top of his full time job. Determined in nature, Clive forged out a hugely successful business career for himself and, once his family was raised, he was able to devote himself to art once more. It was seeing a double portrait by Sargent in Tate Britain that inspired Clive to become a figurative artist – a decision that led him to seek out tuition from top class artists on both sides of the Atlantic.

Clive’s intention is always to create work which has intensity of presence. That intensity often comes from the thinking behind the piece and extends into the way the paint is applied. In his words, “all art that appeals to me, be it painting, sculpture, music or poetry, has an intense presence to it. Once created, it is a thing in and of itself. It was like it had always existed.”


Norfolk Painting School Diploma 2016

Numerous workshops including:

  • Norfolk Painting School 2015
  • Florence Academy at Stowe 2016 & 2017
    Henry Yan, London Fine Art Studios 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • Henry Yan, Winter Garden FL 2020
  • LARA 2017
  • Casey Baugh, LA 2018
  • Zin Lim, London 2018 and 2019
  • Felicia Forte, London Fine Art Studios 2019
  • Vincent Desiderio, Menorca 2019
  • David Shevlino, London Fine Art Studios 2019
  • Gary Wragg, Brighton UK, 2019

Clive has exhibited with the Northampton Town and County Art Society since 2015 and was elected as an Associate Member in 2017.
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) Prize Exhibition 2019, RBSA Open 2020 (unable to show)
MK Open Exhibition 2019

Honorable Mention in the BoldBrush Painting Competition March 2020
Finalist in the 14th International Art Renewal Center Salon 2019
2nd Place Winner in the BoldBrush Painting Competition July 2019
2nd Place Winner in the BoldBrush Painting Competition June 2018
Finalist in the BoldBrush Painting Competition May 2018
Top 15% placing in the BoldBrush Painting Competition each month from Nov 2017 to April 2020: