Born in Auckland New Zealand, Clive arrived in Melbourne in 1975 to study Interior Design and Architecture at RMIT. Having studied art throughout his school years, his interest was increased with further classes in watercolour, graphics and life drawing at RMIT. This culminated in his first exhibition of watercolours at Manyung Gallery in 1980. During the 1980's and 90's he reguarly exhibited works in Elgin Gallery in Carlton, Noel's Gallery at Red Hill, and other Galleries in Victoria and Interstate, while working as an Architect. He also had many solo exhibitions of his art works during this time. He is a former member of the Victorian Artists Society where in 1988/89 he studied oil painting inder Max Wilks.
Clive now works as an Architect from his office in Dromana while exhibiting his oil paintings of the Australian landscape through Victorian galleries. He has had many solo and group exhibitions of his work, and has won Art Prize Awards