Clay Wagstaff is active/lives in Utah. Clay Wagstaff is known for stylized landscape painting-'portraits' of nature.
Growing up in Utah with a father working for the U.S. Forest Service,
Clay Wagstaff was focused early in his life on his landscape
surroundings, that which became the subject of his paintings.
studied etching and printmaking at Utah State University with Moishe
Smith and than transferred to Brigham Young University where, as a
student of Wulf Barsch, he studied printmaking and hand
lithography. In 1987, he graduated "summa cum laude" and
then took a fine arts masters degree in printmaking in Long Beach at
California State University. However, he decided he did not want
to be a printmaker for other people's artwork, so he turned exclusively
He moved to Lehi, Utah, and converted a storefront in the downtown area
to a studio. He married Rebecca Wigstaff, whom he had met
in college and who became a still life painter in realist style of
birds and fruit and flowers.
They live in Bryce, Utah; share a studio; and homeschool their two daughters.
Devon Jackson, "An Equitable Arrangement", Southwest Art, July 2006, pp. 134-141