Artist Spotlight - Clay Platner

Artist - oil painter.

“From the peaceful, gentle sight of a fog bank rolling in on a coastal shore to the magnificent power of a thunderstorm on a desert horizon, I get incredible joy capturing these ever changing moments of mother nature's natural canvas." And I'm always on the lookout for interesting people to paint, especially the working cowboy.”

I have been expressing my passion for art for over 40 years. At the age of 12, I took my first professional art lesson and knew from that point on that I would always express myself with the paint brush.

Having done well over a thousand paintings, I'm still trying to find that one masterpiece that I know is still within me.

I learned long ago to create art that pleases me and to let the viewers decide on their own whether they find any beauty and/or messages. A "loose" style with lots of brush strokes to create a painting is a very difficult method to attain, and when a viewer appreciates the beauty of the art itself, I am pleased.