Clifford is from Whiteway and was educated here in Newfoundland. His interest in painting started while growing up in rural Newfoundland and travelling daily exploring our rivers and valleys and studying nature’s many moods. His love for nature is the original inspiration behind his desire to paint. Clifford works in watercolours, acrylics and print making. Clifford travels across his Newfoundland studying the old homesteads of a departed time. His show “Presence of Absence”, in 2012 was a metaphor for keeping faith with a departed time for which there are no known contemporary witnesses. The sketches lead to coloured studies which lead to larger paintings until his soul reaches the end result. He looks at his sketches as composing his thoughts from within.