Alec Clayton was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. He graduated from University of Southern Mississippi and got his masters in drawing and painting from East Tennessee State University. He first started writing professionally while working for a service organization in Manhattan, New York called Everything for Everybody which provided food, clothing and shelter for the poor among many other services. Alec edited the organization’s newspaper. In 1977 he and his wife, Gabi, returned to his hometown in Mississippi and founded a charitable organization based on the principles of Everything for Everybody, and they published a series of periodicals beginning with a weekly newspaper, Persons, and ending with Mississippi Arts & Letters, a literary and arts magazine.
Alec has taught drawing, painting and art history in public schools and in college and has exhibited his paintings in galleries throughout the country.
He and his wife are the founders of Mud Flat Press. He has published nine novels and a book about art. He currently works as a freelance art and theater critic on contract to The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington), the Weekly Volcano (Tacoma, Washington) and Oly Arts (Olympia, Washington). Alec lives in Olympia with his wife and business partner, Gabi.
Published by Mud Flat Press:
As If Art Matters – Modern and post modern art reviews and commentary
Freedom Trilogy Book 1 -The Backside of Nowhere
Freedom Trilogy Book 2 -Return to Freedom
Freedom Trilogy Book 3 -Visual Liberties
Reunion at the Wetside
The Wives of Marty Winters
This Is Me, Debbi, David
Until the Dawn
What the Heck is a Frame Pedestal Aesthetic