Born in 1973 in Taft, California, and currently residing in Anaheim (after living throughout southern California), Clinton Neuhaus has not only made a name for himself in the L.A. area, but his mesmerizing Pop Surrealist style has found it’s followers across the globe. He developed his style as a self-taught artist from his love of movies and their concept art techniques. Clinton turns people into monuments or buildings (some that feel lived in and others in states of decay) and surrounds them with Eden-like gardens, snowy or sandy wastelands, and even bustling neon-soaked cities. The more you study his work, the calmness that he taps into and the spiritual journey he takes to create each piece is evident. Hidden details and subtle humor emerges. It was hard to pick a favorite of his paintings, but the above featured “Solstice” I felt captured a variety of what he puts into his art. It shows his love for his work and his attention to the finest detail. Clinton doesn’t have a website, but you should find him on Facebook (link below) and follow him - watch his paintings unfold and even at times take entirely new and unexpected directions.
FB - https://www.facebook.com/clinton.neuhaus
As of October 2016, I intended to use this blog as an accompaniment to my Facebook page and Instagram page. On this blog I post information and updates about my work as well as once a month I highlighted an artist whose work I like (I stopped doing this when I opened my gallery www.GalleryBlueDoor.com). As of March 2017, I began posting a monthly Story Entry with an accompanying illustration of mine. In mid-2019 I took a break from this, but it will resume.