Charles Clough

I established my art studio in East Aurora, New York in 1971. I moved it to Buffalo, New York, various locations in New York City, Westerly, Rhode Island and back to East Aurora while maintaining residence in New York City.

As of July, 2015 the Clufffalo Institute is located on the Roycroft Campus in Suite 120, The Print Shop, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, New York 14052

The Three Types of Clufffaloes are Places, Seasons and Numbers. Places are made in conjunction with museums, with public participation for a proscribed length of time and finished by me. Seasons are made exclusively at the Roycroft in East Aurora, New York, by all who wish to participate over the course of each season. At the end of the season I grind and polish the painting to finish it. Numbers are painted by me alone. Books and videos document the participants and their states of the paintings.

Participants at the Roycroft may be individuals or groups of up to six people (based on the space of the workshop). Toddlers to any age are invited. My approach to painting is “painterly, gestural abstraction”, rooted in 10th Century Chinese brushwork, J.M.W. Turner, Impressionism, Fauvism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. Participants will be offered materials and use of my unique “big finger” painting tools to make a work to take home. Participation in the Clufffalo Painting Workshop is based on a fee of $100 per session for up to 6 participants. Scholarships are also available.

The Clufffalo Painting Workshop is available any time of the day. There is only one session per day to allow for drying. Call 646-283-6964 to make an appointment. Drop-ins may be accommodated based on availability.

I have presented my art in more than 70 solo exhibitions, 150 group exhibitions and more than 600 of my works are included in the collections of more than 70 museums. CV is here.

Here are books that represent my work:

Magnitudes: Paintings from the 1980s and 1990s
O My Goodness
The Way to Clufffalo
Clough Paintings 2011-13
The Clufffaloes
Clufffalo: Hamburg
Clufffalo 2015
Clufffalo: Autumn 2015
Three Types of Clufffaloes
Clufffalo:Winter 2016
Clufffalo: Spring 2016
Clufffalo: Summer 2016
Clough 23 Moments
Studio Color (1999)
The Westerly Sculpture (2006)
Vosburg (2011)
Darling Road (2014)
Central Park (2015)
East Aurora Winter 2014-2015
Clufffalo: Autumn 2016
Clufffalo: Autumn 2016 Stereo Details
Charles Clough: Works 2016
Clufffalo: Winter 2017
Clufffalo: Winter 2017 Stereo Details
Clufffalo: Spring 2017
Clufffalo: Summer 2017
Clufffalo: Autumn 2017
Clufffalo: Art Omi
Charles Clough: Numbers 2017
Clufffalo: Winter 2018
Clufffalo: Spring 2018
Clufffalo: Summer 2018
Clufffalo: Autumn 2018
Clufffalo: Winter 2019
Charles Clough: Numbers 2018
Clufffalo Roycroft
Charles Clough: Solo 80

Related videos:

Charles Clough, Produced by The Buffalo Society of Artists and Jon R. Hand:
Hold Your Breath, (Clough v 3) a video by Sarah Elder:
Video of O My Goodness:
Video about CC by Anna Scime short version:
8 minute compressed video of making Clufffalo: Hamburg:

Charles Clough: Wikipedia