Tom Clifton

Memphis, Tennessee
Mezzo fresco artist Tom Clifton focuses on the fusion of color and texture, creating a Mezzo Fresco-sculpted plaster featuring sheer watery acrylics, floating one hue over another.

While his themes vary, they all resonate from his world of discovery. Utilizing the techniques made popular by 17th century artists, Tom adapted the mezzo fresco process to canvas. Beginning with a plaster base, he utilizes sculpting and drying techniques to create the desired appearance. The pigment is then applied to the nearly dry plaster.

Tom, who is a self-taught artist, has been a part of the Memphis art community for more than thirty years. His paintings are a now a part of numerous collections including private collections throughout the North America and Japan. His work also has been featured on HGTV.

He is co-owner of T Clifton Art and dad to Argus.