I was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 1, 1949. My father was a painter, sculptor, muralist there with my grandmother, also an artist. They
owned and operated a successful studio there - "Clay Boone Studios". The studio was a large two story victorian house built right after the Civil War, and the rooms were converted into work rooms. I remember it being a busy place, smelling like turpentine and paint, people in and out all the time. My grandmother was well known and quite successful which I did not realize until later on, I had seen her on the local T.V. channel, and in full-color articles in the Atlanta Journal - Constitution. My father was a muralist, and did exquisite work in many well to do homes around Atlanta. He had told me he attended the Art Institute of Chicago for a period, and had worked on a giant mural for the Governor's mansion in the 1950's. He taught me how to draw before I was 10 years old. It was a wonderful time in my life. I painted on an easel right next to him, as he helped develop my skills before his death when I was thirteen. I never stopped drawing or painting.
I still paint today. I have shown in many exhibitions, shows & galleries, have won many awards & commendations, and paintings have been featured in publications and newspapers. I have over 40 pieces wrapped and stored in my studio right now, waiting for an appreciative buyer to
purchase. I accept commission jobs for a variety of projects, just e-mail me and we can discuss it at your convenience. Thank you for visiting
my site here at Fine Art America, and hope you come back as often as you wish.