Clinton T. Hobart is a fine artist and a licensed Disney Fine Artist who paints from still-life “sets” which he builds himself in the studio. His oil paintings depict a wide variety of subject matter, from classical still-life arrangements of fruit and eggshells to more modern imagery such as Mickey Mouse or Doritos. Even Hobart’s Disney paintings are technically still-lifes, because he works from real objects in front of him. If he cannot find the objects he desires to paint he frequently will build elaborate “sets” to work from. For instance, in his painting of the tower from the Disney movie Tangled, the artist constructed a four foot tall replica made of stone, mortar, cardboard, plaster and wood. The sculpture has since become as popular as the actual painting.
In addition to his still-lifes, Hobart also paints portraits, cosplay paintings, and ocean waves. He has been featured on NBC News, FOX News, The CW, ABC News, and American Artist magazine. He appeared on CBS News with Scott Pelle after a Chinese company sold forged copies of his paintings online. Afterward, the Huffington Post mentioned the story in an article stating that Clinton was part of a “sting operation.” Hobart’s painting “A Portrait of Doritos” is in the private collection of actor Michael Rooker from Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Walking Dead.