Shizen Handmade Paper

I recently bought ten sheets of Shizen paper. These are 12"x12" sheets (approximately), handmade in India. The surface is rougher than what I normally use, and very irregular, so I'm having to make some adjustments in my process, which has led to some interesting...

First Online Exhibition

First Online Exhibition

My first online exhibition, entitled Small Paintings for Big Problems, will go live Thursday, July 16. I'm exhibiting a group of ten small paintings on paper, priced well below retail, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting frontline healthcare workers. I thoroughly...

Exhibition at 555 California Street, San Francisco

Exhibition at 555 California Street, San Francisco

Wide Open Spaces: Paintings by Clay Johnson is an exhibition consisting of eleven recent works, installed in the A.P. Giannini Gallery (Bank of America Building), 555 California Street in downtown San Francisco. The exhibition is curated by Casey & Associates Art...

New Paintings at Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery

New Paintings at Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery

I am honored to have one of the first exhibitions at Kim's new gallery space in Mill Valley. The space itself is beautiful, and Kim did an excellent job of installing the show. It was great to spend some time in San Francisco again, to see old friends, and to make...

The Luxembourg Experience

The Luxembourg Experience

The entire Luxembourg experience was really fantastic. It's such a well-organized event, and the finalists were a wonderful bunch of people. A big thanks to Hervé Lancelin for coordinating everything and being such a gracious host. After three days in Luxembourg, it...

2019 Luxembourg Art Prize – Finalist

2019 Luxembourg Art Prize – Finalist

I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Luxembourg Art Prize. A group exhibition of the eleven finalists' work will open September 28 and run through December 14 at La Pinacothèque, a private museum in Luxembourg City founded...

Exhibition at George Billis Gallery, New York

Exhibition at George Billis Gallery, New York

In September, I will be having a small solo exhibition at George Billis Gallery in New York. The paintings will be installed in the side room exhibition space in the Chelsea gallery, 525 W. 26th Street, ground floor. The opening reception will be September 6th, 6-8...

George Billis Gallery

George Billis Gallery

I'm very pleased to announce that I am now represented in Los Angeles by George Billis Gallery LA. I'm excited to join a roster of talented artists working in a variety of media and exploring a wide range of important themes. My first exhibition with GBGLA is...

Feeding the Animals

Feeding the Animals

My path to a good painting is indirect. I begin by dividing the picture plane horizontally into two or three sections, and the rest of the process is a series of corrections. I try to fix the things I don't like without destroying the aspects that appeal to me. Of...

New Aluminum Panels

New Aluminum Panels

I recently had some new panels built. The faces are made of Dibond aluminum sheets, which are mounted to poplar cradles. They look beautiful, and the aluminum composite means no warping whatsoever. I wasn't sure about painting on metal, but I really like the feel of...