Bud Clayton was born in Abilene, Texas in 1984. He was raised in a rural area in West Texas where the lack of artificial light revealed vibrant night skies. This atmosphere lead to his early exploration of aesthetics and beauty.
After studying Fine Art and Music at Hardin-Simmons University, Clayton remained focused on a career in Fine Art. Continuing to hone his skills, he apprenticed with professional sculptor and painter Nic Noblique from 2005-2007.
Clayton is a full-time artist and has exhibited his lively, large abstract paintings in various venues and galleries and maintains an active exhibition schedule.
Clayton's work concerns itself with textures, found in every day life such as the physical distress on surrounding concrete, fences, rusted metal and deteriorating painted surfaces.
Clayton hand-builds all of his substrates, which are commanding in size and presence.