artist statement


clay grew up in raleigh, nc and holds a degree in journalism from the university of north carolina at chapel hill. he currently resides as a full-time professional artist in atlanta, ga... his studio overlooking the atlanta beltline in the historic inman park neighborhood.  his work is primarily acrylic on canvas.  you may also recognize clay as an actor in multiple hollywood productions on both the small and big screens. 

Curriculum Vitae

Born November 20, 1973 in Virginia Beach, VA
Currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

I am a painter of shapes and colors… self taught and working primarily in acrylics. My motivations are love and light. When I paint I remember who I am. I play with energy and I let energy play with me. My work is a dance… a free flowing emotional or instinctual response to my environment plus the colors and materials I collaborate with. I seek ‘no mind’. I am an open channel.

Live Painter For a Cause
Earth Share of GA’s Earth Day Event on The Roof @ Ponce City Market, April 2016
Metro Atlanta Chamber’s ATLeaders Launch Event on The Roof @ Ponce City Market, May 2016
Creative Visions Foundations ‘Sundowner’ event at The WetBar @ W Downtown

Solo Exhibitions
‘Opened Up’ exhibit featuring 8 works at Made Again Gallery - Summer 2017

Group Exhibitions
2017 Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition
3 star recipient at MOCA’s pinup 2015
RAW Atlanta featured artist @ The Masquerade, March 2016
Made Again Gallery - Fall 2016
‘Deck the Walls’… a Made Again Gallery pop up at The Office Apartments - Fall/Winter 2016

Print Media
Cover artist for Lookbook Atlanta (2016)


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