Salt Lake City
May 17 – June 18
Local Colors of Utah Art Gallery presents a new artist exhibit entitled “Plein Air Peace and Calm” This show features the art of Blaine Clayton. As an artist, Blaine loves to depict peaceful settings. Blaine states, “My paintings are often landscapes and as I look at them there are usually no people or animals in them. I think they represent solitude that precious commodity that is so rare in this day and age of pushing and shoving with agenda’s always blaring and commercials always begging. I can do animals and people but I believe I leave them out so as to represent peace and solitude.“
The solitude and peace he paints has been a refuge for him. “I have worked in some stress filled areas for a while I was a counselor at a prison half way house and for the past 30 years I have been working In Child welfare. So art has been my refuge from some of the ugly things I have had to work with.” Blaine has been a part of the Utah Watercolor society for almost 20 years, entering many juried shows and given the Award of Excellence. He has had four paintings travel with the Utah Arts Council Traveling show during three different years. He is regularly invited to enter paintings into the Bountiful Davis Art Center Holliday show. He travels around the state entering in the many plein-air paint-out competitions.
Tues-Sat / 12pm-9pm
1054 E 2100S, SLC, UT 84106
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