In support of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce ‘Parties in the Park’ event. An original painting composition was arranged to commemorate the annual festivities of 2012. Six artists from the St. Louis Artists’ Guild participated by creating an original piece of art (on location) each month. My creation is first of six paintings to be auctioned in subsequent events to be held each month.
Presented by Pulaski Bank ,
‘The Art of Tasting’ party will take place at the St. Louis Artist Guild
Wine Grab Bag – $10
I wanted to create a composition that would both commemorate the history of Clayton and celebrate the people who live and work there. The painting is divided into three sections that build upon the theme. A local band ‘Slam’ provided the music entertainment for the evening performing for hours and are highlighted in the top left panel. The section below illustrates a portrait of the founder Mr. Ralph Clayton, who donated land to form the city and he is posed in front of the former residence of Mr. Hanley whom also donated land to create the city. The Hanley house built in the 1800’s still stands today!
The largest segment of the painting shows the city alive in the early evening hours just before sunset. People are visiting with each other, drinking, eating and even dancing on the city streets. The city is alive and well. This is an original work and prints are not available.