Southern California native, Clinton Henning Gaughran has been a successful working artist for the past twenty years. After studying at University of California, Berkeley and several years spent traveling abroad, Gaughran settled in Los Angeles in the early 1990's and quickly established his reputation as a figurative painter and portrait photographer. Clinton's work has been commissioned and collected by numerous celebrity clients, among them: Janet Jackson, Sylvester Stallone & Jennifer Flavin, Ellen DeGeneres, Reggie Theus, Magic Johnson, Rob Estes & Josie Bissett, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Vilanch, Jami Gertz, and Dennis Quaid.
Gaughran has also completed large scale works for corporate clients (including a 300 foot mural for St. Ives Laboratories) and several hotel installations (such as San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis).
Gaughran’s artwork is predominantly figurative, but the artist is equally adept at a multitude of styles. His portfolio of commissioned work also includes abstract, photo-realistic, and neo-classical pieces.
Clinton Gaughran is also an accomplished photographer. He has a background in fashion photography but more recently he has concentrated on natural light, out-of-studio portraiture. He is equally at home using traditional black and white film or high resolution digital color photography.