Cliff was born in England many years ago, and studied Painting, Ceramics and Art Technology before spending some years teaching deaf children Art and Crafts in Birmingham. He then moved to Wales and ran a Craft Pottery Workshop as part of the resurgent interest in the William Morris tradition of simple life style and handmade household goods.
He decided to take a sabbatical year in Europe which became 5 years living on the road, enjoying a hedonistic life style and musing on the meaning of life.
Having failed to find the holy grail and running out of money, he then settled down in sun drenched Portugal. For the past 25 years or so, he has developed his approach to painting which involves embracing the academic tradition of careful observation and disciplined drawing and design, while also accepting that all the diverse and confusing movements in Art since the Impressionists broke the mold, leaves modern artists with a greed for freedom of expression and thinking. As a result, his work is diverse without an obvious single stylistic pathway.
Cliff has exhibited all over Portugal and runs a small gallery of his work near Lagos, at the Cliff Martin Tuson Gallery, Quinta do Padrão, Cotifo de Cima, Bensafrim, 8600-077 Lagos.
He also exhibits at the LIR – Lady in Red Gallery in Lagoa.
He is also available for private commissions.
Phone: (+351) 936752903 / or 966538380
Facebook Page: Clifford Tuson
You can view more of his work via his gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.