After a twenty-seven-year career in advertising and commercial illustration, G. Eric Slayton decided to pursue his longstanding passion for fine art painting. He uses a “wet into wet” application method, working quickly with oils to achieve a textured surface and balanced color harmonies. His subjects range from scenes of wildlife to landscapes; he is particularly drawn to
portraying bodies of water, hoping to conjure feelings of calm and serenity with the viewer. In addition to eliciting emotional responses from his audience, he also paints landscapes to call attention to nature’s vulnerability.