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Clayton Liotta: Nature’s Sketchbook

Date: Apr 03, 2024 to Apr 27, 2024
Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Artists : Clayton Liotta
Red Apple By Clayton Liotta

Red Apple By Clayton Liotta

This April, the Geary Gallery presents “Nature’s Sketchbook,” an exhibit featuring the realistic figurative drawings of New Milford, CT artist, Clayton Liotta.

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents its April 2024 exhibit, “Nature’s Sketchbook,” featuring the realistic figurative drawings of New Milford, CT artist, Clayton Liotta. His true to life representational still-lifes and figurative renderings will be on display April 3-27. The Geary Gallery is located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien. All are welcome and admission is free.

About Clayton Liotta

It all began for artist Clayton Liotta when he was found by a band of Gypsies, as an infant, by the side of the road, under a squashed cabbage leaf.

Growing up among these kind-hearted people, he was taught the ancient art of broom making. He spent countless hours weaving straw into brooms and listening to stories told by tribal elders about the world beyond the roving caravans.

Much of his free time was spent daydreaming and by taking bits of unused straw and, using them as makeshift pencils, drawing in the dirt…An artist was born!

When finally old enough, he left the gypsy camp and made his way to seek fame and fortune as an artist amid the bright lights, cheeseburgers, French fries, and cable TV that he had heard so much about!

As the years passed, however, Liotta came to realize that the glamorous, big city life didn’t really suit him. And he yearned to be back among the forests and streams of his youth.

So, packing up his wife (whom he had met years earlier while she was sitting on a mushroom) they made their way back to the country and raised a family.

And it is there, decades later, that he can still be found, in his New Milford, CT studio, living quietly!

To view Liotta’s paintings, and to read more, visit our online gallery.

Gallery Location & Hours

Geary Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.