2019 National Duck Stamp Collectors Society Conservation Stamp- Eleventh Issue by Matt Clayton
2016 Ohio Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print
I was recently honored when “Bufflehead on the Cuyahoga," my rendition of a perky little bufflehead plowing through the waves on the Cuyahoga River, was chosen as the Ohio Ducks Unlimited “Sponsor Print of the Year” for 2016. The bufflehead painting also placed second just behind Christine in the Ohio contest, as well as third in North Carolina a few weeks prior. Limited Edition Artist Proof prints are available. Remarques are also available. Please CONTACT me for more information.
For as long as he can remember, Matt has had a fascination for anything with fur, fins, or feathers. Following the example set by his father and grandfather, he developed a deep abiding love and respect for the outdoors and all that it had to offer. He also inherited the skills to work with his hands, a trait possessed by several generations before him and now by his daughters, Christine and Sarah. This gift is evident in his ability to portray his subjects with life-like accuracy. Matt has also worked in fine jewelry design, manufacture, and repair for nearly 25 years and only began to make a serious attempt at painting wildlife several years ago at the recommendation of his wife and two daughters. Matt looks forward to future projects as time allows, and plans to broaden his variety of wildlife subjects to include song birds, upland game, deer, bear, and elk.