Clifton began selling his carvings of lobster fishermen in the early nineteen seventies. He became well known along the south shore for works that incorporated humour into historical scenes and current issues.
Wildlife themes were part of his work from the beginning. Figurative works and portraiture were added later.
Lately, most my energy is going toward renovating the gallery. The 50 year old doors and windows have been torn out and replaced with modern materials. I am now adding vynel siding to the front of the building.
The outside is looking better, but the inside has a ways to go.
I am doing some creative works and I will feature them shortly.
This website is under re-construction. Please bear with me.
An ancient warrior rests by the roadside with his sword and meager belongings.
I was eager to see if I could do a detailed figure in marble when I began this piece. The marble from the Cape Breton Highlands is quite crystalline in nature and chips easily. It took a little patience but, in the end, I was quite pleased with the result.
I liked the grey streak that was in the stone. It came out looking a bit like a wound across the face and I thought it suited the theme quite well.