About Alec Clayton

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Alec Clayton has a Masters in painting and drawing from East Tennessee State University, and taught in the Art Dept. at University of Southern Mississippi. He now lives in Olympia, Washington where he works as a freelance writer, and is currently an art critic for the Weekly Volcano and The News Tribune, both in Tacoma, WA. Alec's paintings have been shown throughout the U.S. and is currently represented by B2 Fine Arts in Tacoma. He's also the author of seven novels and a book of art criticism.

Red Warner’s Last Painting

Red Warner's Last Painting

Excerpted from the forthcoming novel, Visual Liberties

He’s now had his morning coffee and finished off a bowl of oatmeal with raisins and slices of banana. ...{read more}

I’m For an Art

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1982 SoHo

Painting can be an evil mistress. She can love you tender and she can love you raunchy, and she can rip your guts apart. ...{read more}

7 Abstract paintings by Alec Clayton

Dervish (detail) by Alec Clayton

Artist’s Statement: These are abstract paintings through which I have attempted to capture the feel, but not necessarily the look, of movement of animals and people in nature, combining the gestures of abstract expressionism with patterning, and with an emphasis on color and texture. ...{read more}