Clifton Perry
Detroit, MI

Clifton Perry wakes up creating. Every piece of art reflects his unique talent for finding beauty in everyday life. He sees art everywhere. 

“If I wasn’t doing art as my career, I’d still be doing art,” Perry said. “It brings me joy.”

Although he has done art since he could first grab a pencil, the native Detroiter who goes by Mr. CliffNote first got inspired to do airbrushing thanks to a pair of overalls from a Bell Biv DeVoe video in 1991.  He wanted them. His dad agreed to buy a pair, until he found out the price -- so Mr. CliffNote got his own airbrush set instead. He also continued to perfect his other artistic talents, including among others drawing, comics and painting.

  2016 Mural by Clifton Perry in Eastern Market, Detroit

2016 Mural by Clifton Perry in Eastern Market, Detroit

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