Specializing in realistic work of various subject matter created mostly in Oil on Canvas, Pen and Ink or Coloured Pencil. Is inspired by the diversity of the human figure in all its shapes, and executes this with a theatrical chiaroscuro in his work. His rural surroundings provide strong inspiration as well.
Clinton Croson was born in 80's Germany to a German mother and an English father. At the beginning of the 90's a move to South Africa for half a decade widened his horizons about race and culture, however political volatility forced a move to the UK, where he has resided ever since.
Interested in art from a young age, it was good marks and praise for his intuitive vision from his teachers that opened up his artistic possibilities. After achieving his A-levels at Stamford College, Lincolnshire, he took some gap years before a BA in Fine Art at DeMontfort University in Leicester followed. He graduated in 2005.
Using his Rutland studio as a base, Clinton has been making a name for himself, exhibiting all around the Midlands, as well as attending art fairs and taking on commissions.
His love for figuration, for the Old Masters, for more modern masters like Dali, Robert Lenkiewicz or John Palencar, for Caravaggio and the greats of the Renaissance shine through in his work. Sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes serious, his work is usually traditional but with a contemporary twist and a reflection of his thoughts about the people and sights around him.
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