Saturday, November 26, 2011

Artist talking about Artists

Interview of Actor Dennis Hopper, On Art

It is very interesting seeing other well know artists, such as late actor Dennis Hopper speak about their art collection and their love for fine art. Unless a person has grown up around fine arts I find it hard for them to understand what fine art is or why it's important. When I speak about art to most random people it's unfortunate that they only think of performance art. Fine art is everywhere yet it gets little notice. This is why I love hearing those of influence or other famed artists speak about it.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

"Moonlight Anastasia"

 Moonlight Anastasia

This is a film that I made by hand on 16mm film. When I say "by hand" I mean that I did this without the use of a camera.  The techniques that I used to create this film is something that was new to me.  I used a variety of different elements, such as bleaching, scratching, painting, collage, etc.  This project was time consuming because I had to make precise marks by hand in each individual frame.  It takes 24 frames to make a second, so image how tedious that was.  The theme of this this film is one dealing with childhood memories.   Unlike my normal process that I use when I paint, most of the images that you see were not preplanned, but instead I made them based on instincts, energy, and color.  Enjoy!

A picture of the 16mm film that I used to
make this film.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Studio Interview on "Unveiling Secrets"

I'm being interviewed about my thesis series "Unveiling Secrets." 


Saturday, May 7, 2011


Clarissa Horton
Red Lipstick, 2011
Charcoal, pastel, ink on paper, 18x24 in.

This is a photograph of a drawing that I did during a 30 minute figure drawing session at Studio Clout.  I really enjoyed going to this open studio because I haven't done much hard core drawing like that since I was a sophomore in college.  It feels good knowing that I still "got it" ;0).  I do draw from time to time, but not with charcoal.  Instead I have been doing small drawings with pen and pencils in my sketch book.

Its been a long time since I've seen a posing naked body, other than myself, lol.

As I was drawing I began having sense memory about how to make certain marks and use certain materials.  It was fun triggering that part of my brain again.  I always hated drawing classes in school, so me having fun drawing says a lot, lol.

I like to draw as if I'm painting.  I like the reduction process where I'm adding and taking away drawing mediums onto the surface of the paper.  When working with large sheets of paper I like my drawing process to go from white, to black, and then to white again.
I enjoy making high energy marks and to draw with my eraser, which aids in giving me beautiful energetic marks. 

I wish I had more time to work on this one particular pose a little longer.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Clarissa Horton - Movers & Shakers Exhibit 2011- Recorded Art Lecture

Watch and enjoy as I discuss my painting Caught, which is currently exhibiting at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia's Movers & Shakers of the GA Arts Scene exhibit.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Movers and Shakers" showcases rising stars  | accessAtlanta

"Movers and Shakers" showcases rising stars  | accessAtlanta

Art review from the "Movers & Shakers" exhibit that I'm in at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. Please click on link and read.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Movers & Shakers: MOCA GA Salutes the Rising Stars of the GA Arts Scene

Click on this Link for more amazing photos.


I had such an amazing night with my family and friends at the opening reception of Movers & Shakers at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. I felt really blessed to be in the company of such great artists. Here are a few photos from opening night.

To the left artist Fahamu Pecou who is also one of the co-curators of this exhibition.

"Tar Babies" by artist Terra Coles

Exhibition Dates: January 22 - March 19, 2011

Admission: Members: Free, $5 for non-members, $1 for students

Movers & Shakers is co-curated by 10 previous Movers & Shakers artists, and premiers 32 Movers & Shakers for 2011.