Born in Pennsylvania in 1964, Guyton had the groundwork set for his artistic career beginning at the age of 6 under the guidance of his father, Michael Guyton, a local award winning fine and commercial artist and his mother, Anita Guyton, an Interior Designer and miniature (scale) artist.
In 1984 he attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied the fine arts, sculpture, and design theory. He graduated with an Associates Degree in Visual Communication. Since moving to Southern California in 1987, he has worked as a fine and commercial artist doing commissions, illustration, murals and signage.
In 1997 Guyton joined Linda Jones Enterprises/Warner Bros. as a background artist and cell painter for legendary cartoonist and animator Chuck Jones. During which time he was privileged and honored to directly study under the late Maurice Nobel, background designer/painter of Disney and Warner Bros fame.
Guyton designed and painted many background scenes for Jones, most notable being the background scene for the “What’s Opera, Doc?” Limited Edition Animation Cell which was included in the film’s induction into the National Film Registry, an honor bestowed on only 100 films to date for being “among the most culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films of our time.” becoming the first-ever animation film to be inducted.
Guyton was also commissioned by Looney Tunes/McKimson Productions/Robert McKimson Jr, where he became the background painter for classic animator Robert McKimson’s cell art, working on the McKimson Limited Edition Sports Animation Cells. As well as Hanna-Barbera cells and backgrounds.
Having studied the work of a variety of masters such as Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Klimpt and Waterhouse. Guyton’s career has encompassed many different applications, techniques and styles. During studies and times of experimentation, he combined the 14th Century Kamakura Period in Japanese leafing and the 17th century Flemish Masters technique of glazing to create his unique style of “Gilded Modernism” It was then, in 2008, Guyton was discovered by famed art Publisher David Smith. After seeing Guyton’s works, Smith instantly signed Guyton, establishing him as one of the most influential artists of the 21st century.
Guyton’s works can be viewed in his signature “Patrick Guyton Galleries” in both Laguna Beach California and Aspen Colorado. Guyton also shows across the USA in the “DeRubeis Galleries” in Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. Guyton is also honored to be distributed by the amazing Park West Gallery throughout their global cruise and land-based art auction system and museum. Over the past 5 years the market has seen Guyton’s specialized works eclipse the six-figure mark multiple times.
Guyton’s ability to design with sophisticated detail brings drama and poetic expression into his works. With his unique vision, he merges mood and atmosphere, evoking powerful emotions that create harmony.