Clayton has always enjoyed analyzing and then articulating his thoughts about paintings and sculptures. He visits museums whenever he is in different area, and focuses on pieces which reveal more on second and third inspections. For example, Clayton returned to Le Musée d’Arte Moderne in Paris a number of times to understand why a painting by Hélion, was so appealing.
Recently Clayton has been consolidating his thoughts for a presentation on May 20 at the Wilmington Club. “Looking at Paintings: More than Meets the Eye” will cover a number of complex paintings including Composition Abstraite by Jean Hélion, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Singer Sargent and Winslow Homer’s The Fox Hunt.