Being primarily a studio painter, Eric feels it is important for an artist to use all his years of knowledge gained through academic study and painting from life to recapture a specific moment in time. “Painting should be about an emotion not just be a portrait of the subject matter.”
Eric brings his bravura brushwork and colorful interpretations to each canvas whether his subject is a Santa Barbara beach or a simple still life. His images are filled with light and wonderful color harmonies. Slayton’s extensive art education has encompassed studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson; Escuela de los Artes, Universidad de Madrid, Spain; UCLA Art Center, Los Angeles; Scottsdale Artists School and California Art Institute.
Eric has had paintings hanging in the West Wing of the White House and is an exhibiting artist with the Art in Embassies Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He is an Artists Member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America and the American Society of Marine Artists.