Clayton’s earliest artistic inspiration came from the the works of Norman Rockwell. After seeing Rockwell’s work, and then opening up his own mind by studying the art and artists of our past, Clayton has realized that anything is possible.
Through his experiences Clayton has learned that if you challange yourself with confidence, take yourself down new avenues, and explore new techniques, great things will happen. Some of his pieces reflect the influence of the area where he grew up, other pieces reflect the places and people that he has encountered. The portfolio of his work contains elements from his range of emotions and perspectives throughout different periods of his life, as well as his depictions of the simple beauty of existence.
Today Clayton is lucky enough to have the opportunity to share his artistic talents with others. Currently he is working with developmentally disabled kids in the Oak Park area of Chicago. Clayton teaches them that art is fun, relaxing, and a great outlet to express your independent view of life.