The art of Anthony Clarkson is a portal into child-like innocence, mixed with troubled spirits, broken hearts and a sense of emptiness. When Clarkson graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in 2002, he was resolute in his decision to make a living as a graphic artist in the music industry. He was hired as the head graphic designer for a prominent record label in Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Embracing a vibrantly hyper realistic digital photo-manipulation technique, his first published album cover followed shortly after joining their ranks and quickly established a long list of published album covers for several bands on various labels.

Inspired by the continuously evolving Los Angeles new contemporary art scene and growing weary with digital art, Clarkson began to revisit the drawing style of his youth, mixed with the feelings and dark emotions he has dealt with throughout his adult life. In late 2005 he was given the chance to be in his first group show at Thinkspace in Los Angeles, thus providing the perfect opportunity to begin showcasing a completely new direction in his artistic style.

Clarkson’s art has been showcased in several galleries in the United States including Thinkspace, DvA Gallery, Gallery 1988, Cannibal Flower and Copro/Nason. Exhibitions of note include special curated exhibitions that were dedicated to Mattel/Hot Wheels, Marvel Comics (hosted by Stan Lee) and Crazy for Cult 2 (hosted by Kevin Smith). Clarkson was also featured in the ‘Intersections’ show at the Cypress College that took place during the spring of 2008.

In addition to a growing following on the gallery circuit, Clarkson is also one of 100 artists that has been tapped by vinyl toy juggernaut MindStyle to participate in Experiment 626, a crossover tour in conjunction with Disney. Each artist was sent a blank 10-inch vinyl figure of Stitch from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch movie to customize. These custom art pieces will tour the globe. The traveling exhibition will end in November 2009 in Hawaii. Past that, be on the lookout for additional action in the vinyl toy market from Clarkson as we enter into 2010 and beyond.

Clarkson’s vision continues to expand as his paintings evolve into more intense expressions of his own dark thoughts.

Current and Previous Works by Anthony Clarkson

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  • “…and the Story Ends”

    (2017)
    $3,000
    Sold
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    24" × 36"
    61 × 91 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “A Carnival Creation”

    (2012)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    14.5" × 24"
    37 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “A Clockwork Courtesan”

    (2010)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “A Deeper Kind of Slumber”

    (2017)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic & oil on cradled wood panel
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “A Grizzly Grin”

    (2008)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed media on cardboard (framed)
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “A Sinful Sonata”

    (2008)
    $60
    Sold
    Acrylic on Paper/Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “Across the Great Divide”

    (2010)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    10.5" × 20"
    27 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • 20% proceeds to benefit Equality California
  • “Against the Wind”

    (2017)
    $900
    Sold
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “All Sewn Up”

    (2009)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    13" × 24"
    33 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Give Me Space To Think
  • “Along Came A Spider”

    (2008)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed media on board
    9/1/2002" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Among The Silent Faces”

    (2013)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “And She A Rose”

    (2017)
    $900
    Available
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “Apple of Sodom”

    (2008)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed media on cardboard (framed)
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Behind These Empty Eyes”

    (2012)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    16" × 12"
    41 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Belly of Butterfly”

    (2008)
    $60
    Sold
    Acrylic on Paper/Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “Blind Faith”

    (2012)
    $350
    Sold
    Graphite and acrylic on paper
    Framed
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Blinded By Temptation”

    (2013)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Born In Bloom”

    (2010)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Art Walk 2010
  • “Broken”

    (2008)
    $450
    Sold
    Mixed media on Wood Panel
    10/3/2004" × 13 3/4"
    25 × 33 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Caged”

    (2009)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    8.5" × 20"
    22 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Give Me Space To Think
  • “Crazy Carnies”

    (2009)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Shows:

    • Culver City Invasion
    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Creature Comforts”

    (2014)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood
    14" × 14"
    36 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • LAX/SFO – Curated show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, CA
  • “Dance of the Dolls”

    (2011)
    $650
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    7" × 14"
    18 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Daredevil To Dream”

    (2008)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on Wood Panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Fight For Flight
  • “Dead End Kings”

    (2012)
    $1,400
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    14.5" × 20"
    37 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Denial River”

    (2015)
    $1,550
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Shows:

    • POW! WOW! Hawai’i – Honolulu Museum Art School
    • LAX / DTW – Curated show at Inner State Gallery (Detroit, MI)
    • The Withering
  • “Eat Me, Drink Me”

    (2010)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    15" × 10.5"
    38 × 27 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Frozen In Time”

    (2010)
    $2,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    24" × 36"
    61 × 91 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Gaia in Repose”

    (2015)
    $2,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    24" × 36"
    61 × 91 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Grandfather Clock”

    (2010)
    $1
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Happy Hour”

    (2009)
    $300
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    6" × 10"
    15 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Hatching Ideas”

    (2012)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • with Born Free USA Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner
  • “I Broke Apart My Insides: Tribute to the visions of Mark Romanek & Trent Reznor (Closer/The Perfect Drug)”

    (2011)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    16" × 24"
    41 × 61 cm
  • “In A Sea Of Solitude”

    (2013)
    $800
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    16" × 12"
    41 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / PHL
  • “In The 11th Hour”

    (2010)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “In The Garden Of Savage Delight”

    (2008)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 20"
    30 × 51 cm
  • “Just Alone”

    (2008)
    $250
    Sold
    Mixed media on wood
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “King Of Fools”

    (2012)
    $1,300
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    13.5" × 20"
    34 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Picks of the Harvest 2012
  • “Kingdom of Loss”

    (2008)
    $850
    Sold
    Mixed media on Wood Panel
    10/1/2002" × 20"
    25 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Last Words”

    (2015)
    $350
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Li’l Miss Scare All”

    (2008)
    $700
    Sold
    Mixed media on wood
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Master Of The Masquerade”

    (2008)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    8/1/2002" × 16"
    20 × 41 cm
  • “Mind/Body/Soul”

    (2015)
    $1,750
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    24" × 18"
    61 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Mother of Mercy”

    (2011)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    10" × 20"
    25 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Nailing The Devil”

    (2010)
    $300
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    6" × 6"
    15 × 15 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Of Dream And Drama”

    (2008)
    $850
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    10" × 17"
    25 × 43 cm
  • “Oh The Webs We Weave”

    (2009)
    $600
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    7" × 13"
    18 × 33 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “On A Lake Of Tears”

    (2011)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Shows:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Culver City Art Walk 2011
    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “On A Trip With The Moon”

    (2008)
    $300
    Sold
    Mixed media on board
    9/1/2002" × 12"
    23 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Oz”

    (2009)
    $1,500
    Sold
    Acrylic on masonite panel (framed)
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Picked Apart”

    (2011)
    $1,150
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    14" × 16"
    36 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • Beyond Eden Art Fair 2011
  • “Playtime’s Over”

    (2009)
    $900
    Sold
    Acrylic on masonite panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Reign Forest”

    (2015)
    $1,150
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Ring Around The Rosy”

    (2010)
    $950
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 15"
    30 × 38 cm

    Show:

    • with featured artist Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez
  • “Scream Of The Butterfly”

    (2012)
    $1,100
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    9" × 20"
    23 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Sideshow Psychos”

    (2008)
    $700
    Sold
    Mixed media on wood
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Smells Like Regret”

    (2012)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    14.5" × 24"
    37 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “Sorrows Song”

    (2009)
    $700
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Staring Into The Sun”

    (2016)
    $900
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    On Loan to Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Shows:

    • Flourish (Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum – Mesa, AZ)
    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
    • Scope Miami Beach 2015
  • “Sugar High”

    (2008)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed media on cardboard (framed)
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Tea Time”

    (2010)
    $1,250
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    11.5" × 24"
    29 × 61 cm

    Shows:

    • LAX/PDX
    • A Time To Forget
  • “Tear into the Sky”

    (2017)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “The All Consuming Soundscape”

    (2009)
    $500
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “The Black Goddess”

    (2009)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    11" × 18"
    28 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “The Carbon Heart”

    (2012)
    $350
    Sold
    Graphite and acrylic on paper
    Framed
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “The Crow’s Nest”

    (2016)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

    Shows:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
    • LAX / ORD – curated show at Vertical Gallery (Chicago, IL)
  • “The Fruit Of Kings”

    (2010)
    $300
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    6" × 6"
    15 × 15 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “The Great Charade”

    (2012)
    $2,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    24" × 36"
    61 × 91 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “The Green Goddess”

    (2009)
    $750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    11" × 18"
    28 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “The Knowing Tree”

    (2017)
    $1,600
    Available
    Oil on wood panel
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • LAX / DTW : Detroit Hustle II
  • “The Lonliest Lovebird”

    (2008)
    $60
    Sold
    Acrylic on Paper/Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “The Love Bug”

    (2008)
    $60
    Sold
    Acrylic on Paper/Wood
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

    Show:

    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “The Man-Eating Tree”

    (2015)
    $1,750
    Available
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    15.5" × 30"
    39 × 76 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “The Moth & The Mask”

    (2013)
    $200
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper
    Framed
    7" × 5"
    18 × 13 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “The Storyteller”

    (2009)
    $1,200
    Sold
    Acrylic on masonite panel (framed)
    14" × 18"
    36 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Theater of Tragedy”

    (2017)
    $3,000
    Sold
    Oil on panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
    36" × 24"
    91 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • Trail of Wandering Thoughts (Project Room)
  • “Time Buries All Wounds”

    (2010)
    $800
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    8" × 16"
    20 × 41 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “To Wither In Woe”

    (2008)
    $150
    Sold
    Mixed media on cardboard (framed)
    10" × 10"
    25 × 25 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Together Through Sick And Thin”

    (2009)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on masonite panel (framed)
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • The Silent Treatment
  • “Torn”

    (2008)
    $450
    Sold
    Mixed media on Wood Panel
    10/3/2004" × 13 3/4"
    25 × 33 cm

    Show:

    • Unsung
  • “Veil of Vanity”

    (2012)
    $2,300
    Sold
    Acrylic on panel
    Framed
    36" × 18.5"
    91 × 47 cm

    Show:

    • Masking Our Descent (Project Room)
  • “What Grows Inside”

    (2015)
    $350
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “When The Bough Breaks”

    (2010)
    $1,250
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    11.5" × 24"
    29 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget
  • “Where the Willows Never Weep”

    (2015)
    $1,750
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel
    Framed
    24" × 18"
    61 × 46 cm

    Show:

    • The Withering
  • “Winter Of Woe”

    (2008)
    $1,000
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm
  • “Youthanasia: The Curtain Call”

    (2010)
    $1,900
    Sold
    Acrylic on wood panel (framed)
    18" × 24"
    46 × 61 cm

    Show:

    • A Time To Forget