Clayton Buchanan

Clayton Buchanan
Newburgh, NY

"I paint the real world - those endless combinations that we see every day. The spontaneity and natural fitting together of colors and shapes is a remarkable learning ground. My goal in painting is to comprehend and interpret what is in front of me and share my vision. Composing those colors and shapes drives me from painting to painting, and I am always searching to do it better - to capture that intrinsic mood, that fleeting moment of recognition when light gives birth to the poetry of color."

Clayton Buchanan's paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the Northeast including Portraits Incorporated, NY; The Guild of Boston Artists; Hudson Valley Gallery, NY; James Cox Gallery, NY; RiverWinds Gallery, NY; Flat Iron Gallery, NY. He has had one man shows at Kent Art Association, CT; Hudson Valley Gallery, NY; Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum, NY. Memberships include; Connecticut Pastel Society; Guild of Boston Artists; Kent Art Association, CT; Orange County Art Federation, NY.

His works are in private and corporate collections including The First National Bank of Boston, London, England; The Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation, Montreal, CAN; Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY.

Mr. Buchanan has completed corporate and private commissions including work commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Northern Dutchess Hospital. Corporate portraits include Justice of Mississippi Juvenile Court; President of Florida State University; President of Midland National Bank, TX. He has done private portrait commissions throughout the Northeast and South, and is currently conducting Demonstrations and Workshops.

Clayton Buchanan studied Impressionist Painting with Henry Hensche, Provincetown, MA; Figure/Portrait Painting with William Draper, Art Students League, NY; Painting/Graphic Arts, Memphis Academy of Art, TN. He worked in graphic arts for 30 years, and now paints full time. His studio is in Newburgh, NY.

Exhibitions:

2011 Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Member Show, Gallery 53, Meridan, CT
Illuminations Exhibit, Kaplan Gallery, Orange County Community College, Newburgh, NY
Kent Art Association Juried Show, Kent, CT
Kent Art Association President Show, Kent, CT
Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Renaissance Show, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Signature Member Show, Hartford Fine Art Gallery, Hartford, CT
2010 Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Member Show, Gallery 53, Meridan, CT
Kent Art Association Juried Show, Kent, CT
Connecticut Pastel Society Signature Member Show, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
Kent Art Association President Show, Kent, CT
Kent Art Association Elected Artist Solo Show, Kent, CT
Jack Richeson Award, Connecticut Pastel Society National Rennaisance in Pastel Show, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
The Guild of Boston Artists Annual Member Show, Boston, MA
The Guild of Boston Artists Portrait Exhibition, Boston, MA
2009 Orange County Art Federation Annual Member Show, Newburgh, NY
Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Renaissance Show, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
The Guild of Boston Artists 95th Anniversary Member Show, Boston, MA
Hudson Valley Gallery, One Man Show, Cornwall, NY
Kent Art Association Member Show, Kent, CT
Kent Art Association President Show, Kent, CT
Kent Art Association Elected Artist Show, Kent, CT
Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill, NY
2008 Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Renaissance Show, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT
Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Member Show, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT
Kent Art Association Member Show, Kent, CT
2007 Kent Art Association Member Show, Kent, CT
Kent Art Association Juried Show, Kent, CT
Kent Art Association President Show, Kent, CT
Orange County Art Federation Annual Member Show, Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, NY
2006 James Cox Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Orange County Art Federation Annual Memberís Exhibition, Lycian Centre Gallery, Sugarloaf, NY
Peter Billman Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Wallkill River Gallery, New Windsor, NY
2005 Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum, One Man Show, Newburgh, NY
Newburgh Free Library 20th Annual Art Show, Newburgh, NY
Orange County Art Federation Annual Member Exhibition, 1929 Gallery, Eisenhower Hall, West Point, NY
Washingtonville Art Society 3rd Annual Hudson Valley Bodyscapes Exhibit, Washingtonville, NY
2004 Gayle Clark Fedigan Gallery, Cornwall, NY
Star Gallery, New York Wine & Vineyard Show, Middletown, NY
2003 Howland Cultural Center, Hudson Valley Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Beacon, NY
1994 Graystone Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Middletown, NY
1975 Mainstream '74, National Juried Show, Marietta, OH
The Guild of Boston Artists, Members Show, Boston, MA
1974 Mainstream í74, National Juried Show, Marietta, OH
The Guild of Boston Artists, Members Show, Boston, MA
1973 Portraits Incorporated, New York, NY
The Guild of Boston Artists, Members Show, Boston, MA
1972 The Guild of Boston Artists, Members Show, Boston, MA
1971 Academic Artist Association Annual Show, Springfield, MA

Awards & Honors:
  • Judged Kent Art Association Elected Artist Show, Kent, CT, 2011
  • Best of Show, Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Member Show, Gallery 53, Meridan, CT, 2011
  • Award of Excellence in Pastel, Kent Art Association Juried Show, Kent, CT, 2011
  • Best of Show, Illuminations Exhibition, Kaplan Gallery, Orange County Community College, 2011
  • Michael Abene Jazz Award, Kent Art Association President Show, Kent, CT,2011
  • Award of Excellence, Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Member Show, Gallery 53, Meridan, CT, 2010
  • Edmund Tarbell Award, The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA, 2010
  • Award of Excellence in Pastel, Kent Art Association Juried Show, Kent, CT, 2010
  • Best in Show, Kent Art Association President Show, Kent, CT, 2010
  • Jack Richeson Award, Connecticut Pastel Society Annual National Renaissancein Pastel Show, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, 2010
  • Best in Show, Orange County Art Federation Member Show, Newburgh, NY, 2009
  • Solo Show Award, Kent Art Association Elected Artist Show, Kent, CT, 2009
  • Michael Abene Jazz Award, Kent Art Association President Show, Kent, CT, 2009
  • Best in Show, Kent Art Association Member Show, Kent, CT, 2009
  • Judged Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Member Show, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT, 2009
  • Richard Pionk Memorial Award, Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Renaissance Show West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT, 2008
  • Honorable Mention, Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Member Show, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT, 2008
  • Award of Merit, Kent Art Association Member Show, Kent, CT, 2008
  • The Judith Ann Starbuck Award, Kent Art Association, President Show, Kent, CT, 2007
  • Best In Show, Orange County Art Federation Annual Member Exhibition,
  • Lycian Centre Gallery, Sugarloaf, NY, 2007
  • Award of Excellence in Pastel, Kent Art Association Member Show, Kent, CT, 2007
  • PSA Award for Pastel, Kent Art Association Juried Show, Kent, CT, 2007
  • Best In Show, Orange County Art Federation Annual Member Exhibition,
  • Lycian Centre Gallery, Sugarloaf, NY, 2006
  • Best In Show, Newburgh Free Library 20th Annual Art Show, Newburgh, NY, 2005
  • First Prize in Painting, Orange County Art Federation 2005 Annual Member
  • Exhibition, 1929 Gallery, Eisenhower Hall, West Point, NY, 2005
  • First Prize In Painting, Washingtonville Art Society 3rd Annual Hudson Valley
  • Bodyscapes Exhibit, Washingtonville, NY, 2005
  • Juried Mount Saint Mary College Art on Campus competition, Newburgh, NY, 2004
  • National Grand Prize for Painting, Mainstream í74, Marietta, OH, 1974
  • Awarded 2 Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation Grants, Montreal, CAN, 1973-74
  • Accepted into Portraits Incorporated, New York, NY, 1973 (past member)
  • Accepted into The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA, 1972
  • First Prize in Figure and Portraiture, Academic Artists Associationís Annual Show, Springfield, MA, 1971
Demonstrations/Teaching/Workshops:
  • Pastel Portrait Demonstration, Hartford Fine Art Gallery, Hartford, CT, 2011
  • Pastel Still Life Demonstration, Middletown Art Group, Middletown, NY,2011
  • Pastel Portrait Demonstration, Society of Creative Art of Newtown, Newtown, CT2010
  • Pastel Workshop, Orange County Art Federation, Seligmann Foundation Gallery, Sugar Loaf, NY, 2009
  • Pastel Portrait Demonstration, Hudson Valley Gallery, Cornwall, NY, 2009
  • Pastel Figure from photo Demonstration, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT, 2009
  • Pastel Portrait Demonstration, Society of Creative Art of Newtown, CT, 2008
  • Pastel Portrait Demonstration, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT, 2008
  • Pastel Landscape/Figure Workshop, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2008
  • Pastel Portrait Workshop, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2008
  • Pastel Landscape/Figurative Adult Class, Society of Creative Art of Newtown, CT, 2008
  • Pastel Portrait Class, Wallkill River School, Montgomery, NY 2007
  • Presentation/Demonstration, pastel painting, Society of Creative Art of Newtown, CT, 2007
  • Presentation/demonstration/pastel painting, Warwick Art League, Warwick, NY, 2007
  • Presentation/demonstration/pastel painting, Sussex County Art Society, Lafayette, NJ, 2006
  • Presentation/demonstration/pastel painting, River Valley Artist Guild, Port Jervis, NY 2006
  • Presentation/demonstration/pastel painting, Orange County Community College, Painting Class, Middletown, NY 2006
  • Presentation/demonstration/pastel painting, Wallkill River Gallery, New Windsor, NY 2006
  • Presentation/demonstration/pastel painting, Mechanicstown Magnet Elementary
  • Schoolís Art Day Program, Middletown, NY, 2003-04
  • Pastel painting adult classes, Middletown Art Associatin, First Presbyterian
  • Church, Middletown, NY, 2003-2004
  • Presentation/demonstration/pastel painting classes, Mount Saint Mary College
  • Adult Education, Desmond Campus, Newburgh, NY, 2004
  • Pastel painting adult classes, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2003
  • Workshop/demonstration/pastel painting technique, Star Gallery, Middletown, NY, 1997-1998