Piece description from the artist
The "Trees in Black & White" series simply reflects the beauty and eeriness of the forest in a way the captures the viewer's eye immediately and brings them into the painting as if they were strolling through this surreal landscape themselves.
Clayton's earliest artistic inspiration came from the the works of "Norman Rockwell":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Rockwell. After seeing Rockwell's work, and studying the art and artists of our past from every school and movement, Clayton realized that anything is possible on canvas and exploring those possibilities and complexities is a rewarding, life-long process.
Throughout his experiences, Clayton has learned that if you challenge yourself with confidence, explore new techniques and reveal new avenues to express yourself…great things will happen.
Some of his pieces reflect the influence of where he grew up while others reflect the places and people that he has encountered. The artists' portfolio of work contains elements that are rooted in his range of emotional freedom expressed on canvas and his perspective of the simple beauty of the existence of life through nature, color and being.