Clayton's Biography

Clayton was born in Arizona and spent his childhood surrounded by the colorful landscape of the desert. He was fascinated at a young age by the beauty of nature which kindled his desire to create. He looks to a diverse palette of artistic figures in history, such as Monet and Manet. The key qualities of these artists' work hold a common thread for Clayton. Whether he is rendering the quietude of a Tuscan vineyard, the warmth of a room setting, or the brilliance of a garden park, Clayton's delicate hand calls to mind a classic quality in life. As Clayton continues to reinvent, his paintings demonstrate the subtle nuances of timeless imagery, poised tone, and composed surface quality. These aspects make for an overall impact of classical beauty with a distinctively modernized touch.