Medium: Oil

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Eric Slayton's Biography

Being primarily a studio painter, Eric feels it is important for an artist to use all his years of knowledge gained through academic study and painting from life to recapture a specific moment in time."Painting should be about an emotion not just be a portrait of the subject matter" states Eric.

Eric brings his bravura brushwork and colorful interpretations to each canvas whether his subject is a Santa Barbara beach, a figure in repose or a simple still life. His images are filled with light and wonderful color harmonies.

There's definitely a need in me to express the tranquility of quiet places and the reflections of gentle moments. For the past several years that's been my focus. Capturing a moment in time fascinates me. Whether it's a facial expression, the subtle transitions of color, or the wind moving across a grassy field. There is a timeliness to elusive mood shifts that leaves only an impression. That's what I love to capture."

Slayton's extensive art education has encompassed studies at:

  • University of Arizona
  • Tuscon Escuela de los Artes Universidad de Madrid
  • UCLA Art center, Los Angeles
  • Scottsdale Artists School
  • California Art Institute

He has had paintings hanging in the West Wing of the White House and is an exhibiting artist with the Art in Embassies Program sponsored by the Department of State.

Art Club Memberships:

  • California Art Club
  • Oil Painters of America
  • American Society of Marine Artists
  • Signature Member of the Arizona Plein Air Painters


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