Justin Clayton is a artist who works primarily in oils. Influenced by his mother’s creative mind and his father’s consistent nature, Justin was intensely faithful in creating art from an early age. As a youth Justin spent much of his time recording his thoughts visually through drawing. Eventually this led to an interest in Realist art and the art of the Impressionists. Late 19th to early 20th century painters such as William Nicholson, John Singer Sargent and James Whistler, inspired Justin to pursue a life of observation through painting. Clayton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from BYU in Utah and went on to study traditional art at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and California Art Institute in Southern California.
Clayton is driven by a desire to record life’s beauty in simplistic terms. His consistency and compulsion to paint is evident in the large number of paintings created in a relatively short amount of time. As this collection of work grows so does his passion for exploring and finding meaning in the language of painting.
“I would describe my work as realism, although most of the paintings have an impressionistic approach. The brush strokes are laid on the canvas similar to those of the impressionists, in patches of color. The paintings actually start off quite abstract but eventually, through the process of combining shapes of value and color, the subject comes to life in a form of realism. The completed painting is an authentic painterly representation of the subject with a strong emphasis on simplicity.”
Justin’s paintings have been featured in USAToday, Food&Wine Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine and other notable publications. Over 800 paintings have been sold to collectors in the United States and in countries around the world, such as the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia and Japan.
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