Clive Sinclair was born in Melbourne 1951. He became interested in art and studied under John Lennox in 1973. The tuition with Lennox aroused Clive’s interest in traditional painting and tonal aspects of art, and he became a student of Max Casey. Having studied for 12 months Clive travelled extensively throughout Europe and in 1975 studied art in London where he developed a love of the impressionists. On his return to Australia Clive resumed with Max Casey for a further two years and developed a deep interest in small, delicate watercolours inspired by Hilder, Sturgess and Clarice Beckett. The evening light which they captured in their paintings and the poetic beauty of their vision influenced Clive in his own work.
Clive is an Elected Fellow of the Victorian Art Society Melbourne, a member of the Watercolour Society of Victoria, exhibiting member of The Twenty Melbourne Painters Society and the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.
Clive has won numerous awards over the years including Victorian Artists Society, 'Victorian Artist of the year 2011' and has been included in the following Galleries/Awards:
John Glover Award - Tasmania Melbourne Savage club
Victorian Arts Society Jenny Pihan Fine Art
Shanghai Exhibition Aquaelle Galleries, Sydney
Melaleuca Gallery Manyung Gallery
Undine Padoms Award Without Pier Gallery
Pollock Gallery Melbourne Maritime Art Show
Mingara Gallery Melbourne Grammar College
Camberwell Rotary St. Kevin’s College
Quadrant Gallery Steps Gallery Carlton
Finalist in Len Fox Award 2019 Metropolis Gallery
Clive is represented in several Corporate, Commercial and Private Collections in Australia and Overseas including the Melbourne Savage Club, Box Hill Regional Gallery Collection and the Launceston Art Society Eskleigh Collection.