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   Far left:
Sudbury Meadows and left, Suffolk Scene.
Right: Clive Madgwick at his most contented, putting finishing touches to another painting
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an exact copy and presented it to the Queen. Thankfully it survived the Windsor Castle fire in 1992 and still hangs in her private royal collection.
His second wife Joan, a former PA to a director of a greeting cards company, recalls: “He just loved to paint.
“After a day in the surgery he would come home and work on until late at
very good at architecture but admitted that depicting people could be difficult.
“There was a time when his hunting scenes were popular but, of course, the ban came along and stopped that, though they were still bought by American collectors.”
Away from his paintbrushes Clive liked tennis, claiming to have a “killer spin serve” and latterly he took up golf, achieving a single figure handicap. He and Joan played at Stoke-by-Nayland.
Perhaps a little of his creativity, and wanting to put patients at ease, came out in the layout of his surgery. With a giant photograph of Sudbury on the ceiling, a television in one corner, and a fish tank containing piranha in another, it was more interesting and less stark than its neighbours across the corridor.
Pancreatic cancer cut short his life at 70 but Joan says he was painting until the end. “He was a gentle, kind, lovely man and modest about his skills too.”
Family, friends and owners of his pictures can smile at such understatement knowing he has left a legacy of work that will last long into the future.
 North of the border. Highlands by Clive Madgwick
Images loaned by Guy Madgwick
night, almost forgetting the time. I think he painted every night of his life while I knew him. It was a way of relaxing,” she says. “He could concentrate on his work while music or the television was on, and didn’t mind interruptions.
“If we went travelling together he would note and photograph, or sketch, certain scenes and landmarks. He was
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