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Clay Stephens

“For me, art is a journey that began when I was old enough to hold a crayon.

I have studied many aspects of artistic interpretation but most recently, I am exploring acrylic on canvas with recalled landscape and Earth formation images.

I also enjoy working with the figure as an inspiration. I work intuitively and like the process of discovery and exploration!”

Clay Stephens is a contemporary abstract expressionist painter working primarily in acrylic on canvas and mixed media on paper and canvas.

Clay is experienced in, and has worked in, many media including oil, watercolor, batik, charcoal, pastel, pottery, acrylic and sculpture. However, for the past several years he has experimented with organic and figurative works executed with acrylic on canvas and paper. These works convey a sense of movement, energy and passion with a colorist approach.

Award winning works by Clay have been part of many exhibits and juried shows. His paintings are part of corporate and private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Exhibitions and Representation:

June 2009- The Gallery at Avalon Island- Orlando, Fl.- two man show

September 2008- Poem of Colors- The Office Gallery- Orlando, Fl.-group show

June 2007- Gallery at Metro- Orlando, Fl.- group show

October 2006- Beach Culture Gallery- Cocoa Beach, Fl.- group show

June 2006- Lyssa Morgan Gallery- Tampa, Fl. –Square Foot Show

July 2006- Urban Think- Orlando, Fl.-Friday Night Art Night- featured artist

March 2005- Two Dogs Gallery- Ridgeway, Co.- Two man show and on going representation

April 2004- Artist’s studio show- “He Says-She Says” Merritt Island, Fl.

1995-2003    A time for study and travel

1994- Raleigh Gallery- Dania, Fl.- group showings

1993- Hodgell Gallery- Sarasota, Fl.- two man show and on going representation

1992- Tutwiler Gallery- Dania, Fl.- group show and on going representation

1991- Brevard Art Center- Melbourne, Fl. Artist’s Forum annual juried exhibition

1990- Brigantine Gallery- Cocoa Beach, Fl.- one man show- Hot Tropics

October 1990- Lake Mary/Heathrow Festival of the Arts- poster artist

1989- Artworks Gallery- Vero Beach, Fl.- group shows and on going representation 


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