“Preserving the history and special scenery of the Keweenaw in my paintings is the legacy I want to provide”
Clarence started painting with watercolors after retiring in 2001. While serving as site coordinator for the Central Mine Historical Site for 12 years he began painting the original houses of Central and surrounding scenes.
In 2017 Clarence was asked to show his Central collection in one of the houses in Central. He was also commissioned to do two of the historic buildings at Finlandia University.
He has donated dozens of note cards and prints of his paintings to numerous fundraisers and historic sites throughout the Keweenaw.
Clarence was Featured Artist at the 2018 Eagle Harbor Art Fair
Clarence and his wife Yvonne reside in Eagle Harbor and Hancock.