Artist Clayton Bass

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.claytonbass.com

  • Year Born: 1952

  • Clayton Bass continues a thirty plus year creative journey that is inspired, informed and infused by the essence of nature.

  • Price Range: $300.00 - $4,000.00

The Artist Says:

Nature requires nothing of us, 
but we require nature.
Everything we seek to know about the world
surrounds us; we have only to be still,
and use our senses.


The artworks of Clayton Bass are informed by his passion for nature and astronomy as well as the profound physical beauty and cultures of New Mexico, intersecting with his imagination and dreams. Stylistically, his works explore realism seen through the lens of surrealism, symbolism, and allegory. Viewers are invited to create their own story in response to the visual elements. His current painting series, Waking Dreams, incorporates narrative elements referencing the cycles of nature and the passage of time, infused with the strong sense of place inherent in the Southwest.
Bass has been affiliated with galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; Ocean Springs, Mississippi; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and New York City. His work is included in private, corporate, and university collections in ten states. A solo exhibition, Spirit Moves, premiered in 2016 at Studio Central in Santa Fe. The group exhibition, Nature and Art, proposed and co-curated by Bass, opened in 2018 at Santa Fe Community Gallery. Bass has curated more than a dozen exhibitions in various media in venues in Santa Fe and the southeastern U.S. 
He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from East Carolina University and completed the Empire State College (SUNY) Studio Program in New York City, where he apprenticed with abstract expressionist painter Michael Goldberg. 
Bass is an enthusiastic traveler and enjoys exploring New Mexico and the Southwest with his wife Hester, a children’s author. (www.hesterbass.com) They have two adult children who share their sense of adventure. 
To further explore the art of Clayton Bass, visit the following sites: 
www.tinyurl.com/Clayton-Bass-Fine-Art  (YouTube [...]

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