Clint Mitchell Brannon (1982-)
Brannon, a recognized artist in Northwest Arkansas, most
recently, for his Realism Acrylic paintings on clay board.
His artwork has been acquired by 5 West, located on the
Fayetteville Square; the world’s largest bikeable building,
Ledger, located in Bentonville, Arkansas; as well as some
of the most prominent art collectors in the state.
Brannon is a native Arkansan who knew from a young age
he wanted to pursue art to some degree, not knowing where
it would take him. He has always had a passion for the
outdoors and what it brings to life. His parents encouraged
him to do what he loved which included baseball, art, and
Brannon attended the University of Arkansas from 2002-2004
on a baseball scholarship, where he was a left-handed pitcher.
After three years of playing professional baseball, Brannon hung up his glove. He moved back to his home state and put a pen to paper. He always found himself drawing and exploring the outdoors during his free time.
While pitching for the Razorbacks, his Assistant Coach, Tom Pagnozzi, became his most significant patron. Pagnozzi, who played 12 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, saw multiple levels of talent in Clint. Together, in 2012, they opened a screen-printing company located in Fayetteville, AR. As a small business, they design and print apparel for the University of Arkansas, boutiques, small businesses, large corporations, their own brand Southern Trend Clothing, as well as many other entities.
Another patron, Greg Brockman, owner of Art Emporium in Fayetteville, met Brannon while getting some of his pieces framed. Greg later approached him about doing a larger-scale art show, which included 12 original pieces. The presentation was successful. Since then, they have continued their partnership through imaging, framing, and continued private art shows.
In 2020, Brannon built his private art studio. He is humbled by the interest and support of his art collectors to give him the opportunity to do something he truly loves. With the love and support of his wife, Callie, and two kids, Brady and Bear, he can focus on commission pieces and upcoming projects.
For Brannon, creating art is therapeutic. Dedicated to every painting, he strives to capture the intensity through his story in connection with nature and its beauty. His current collection is inspired by reflections of success, and intimacy, nature’s grandeur, and the connection between humans, nature, and animals.
Painting - Acrylic on Clayboard