Eric Slayton's bold brushwork and dramatic colorization stem from a reaction to his history of advertising illustration in his early career. He realized a personal aversion to photo-realism and sought to develop an intuitive response to his subject matter. Employing his years of academic structure he coupled his experience with his respect for the fleeting rhythmic dance of light and shape. The result is a profound relationship with nature and color that has placed him at the top of the national fine art field.
Slayton's educational background includes the University of Arizona, the University of Madrid, Spain, Pierce College-Los Angeles, The Scottsdale Artists School and The California Art Institute. He has presented One Man Shows from Virginia to California; has been the focus of articles in recognized publications; and his work is part of numerous collections worldwide including that of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family, Billy Joel, General Motors, Paine Webber and currently has two paintings hanging in the west wing of the White House.
Eric Slayton makes his home in Northern Arizona and shares his love for travel with his wife Marlene. He believes in observing nature first hand, and paints from life whenever possible