About the Artist
Artist, Clint Atkinson, lives and works in Austin, Texas.Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, his early years were in Guatemala, returning with his family to grow up in Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas.He moved to British Columbia, Canada after serving five years as a Photographer's Mate in the US Navy.He earned his BFA with honors from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and his MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In between degrees he attended the Winter Session of Independent Study at the Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta.Returning to the states in 1997, Clint settled in Austin.His paintings and drawings are in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, and the Surrey Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada.He has been in multiple shows in Canada and the United States, as well as a group presentation of contemporary drawings in Paris, France.
My goal is to create emotive painting and drawing that combines impactful figurative compositions with equally powerful surface work. I place importance on both the overt figurative composition and surface mark making. When successful, the figure rides between being destroyed and held together by surface mark making in line and tone. I often work fairly large for this reason. After the past year I look forward to connecting and reconnecting with the Austin community!