Greer Clayton attended Auckland University's Elam School of FineArts, graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She then travelled extensively before settling in London where she managed a print gallery whilst taking commissions and participating in groupshows. Clayton then relocated to Sydney where she held successful solo exhibitions before returning to Auckland in 2011 where she continues to exhibit and produce work from her Devonport studio.
Clayton's work is inherently landscape abstracted, diffuse and awash with pearlescent colour and thick, painterly texture. Clayton explores colour, form and the varied texture ofthe landscape, her work evoking the essence of typical New Zealand environments.
As Clayton explains, “Our landscape has its own original colour and texture formed from native plants, rivers, lakes and coastlinesrising to our ever-changing skyline. I aim to capture some of that energy visually in my paintings.“