The Way of Beauty is managed and maintained and unless otherwise stated, written by David Clayton.  An Englishman living in New Hampshire, USA, David Clayton is an artist and teacher who holds a permanent post as Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Liberal Arts at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. His Way of Beauty program, which is offered at TMC, focuses on the link between Catholic culture, with a special emphasis on art, and the liturgy.

He is also a regular writer on sacred art for the New Liturgical Movement website and the advisory board of The Foundation for Sacred Arts, based in Washington DC.

He is the writer, presenter and co-producer of the TV series The Way of Beauty, which is produced by Catholic TV and was nominated for awards.

Before taking up his position in the US, this year, he taught at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England where he designed, along with the staff at the institute, their unique art-theory course: Art, Beauty and Inspiration from a Catholic Perspective. He did his undergraduate studies in Materials Science at Oxford University, and then went on to do a Masters in Metallurgical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. As an artist, he is trained in the Byzantine iconographic style, and in Western classical naturalism, which he studied at Florence, Italy. Aside from the work he is currently doing for the Thomas More College chapel, major commissions include: St Luigi Scrosoppi, for the London Oratory; the crucifixion at Pluscarden Monastery in Elgin, Scotland; and the Sacred Heart at Maryvale Institute. He has also illustrated books for children including one just published and written by Scott Hahn entitled God’s Covenant With You.

David was received into the Church in London in 1993.

Contact David Clayton by e-mail: dclayton@thomasmorecollege.edu


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