Clay McGaughy is a San Antonio artist who received his degree in Art from the University of Texas. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, including the Grand Central Galleries in New York.
He is a member of the Texas Association of Professional Artists, the Coppini Group, the Society of Animal Artists, and is a past president of the Texas Watercolor Society. His work is in the collection of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, and he was San Antonio Art League's 1976 Artist of the Year.
Clay was featured in the January 1978 issue of Southwestern Art and has done covers and illustrations for various publications, including Texas Game and Fish, True West, Texas Hideaways, American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, The Progressive Farmer, and Outdoor Life. Selections of his paintings are included in the books Texas Hill Country and Pecos to Rio Grande, published by Texas A&M Press.
In 1980, Clay was commissioned to do a painting for the Gulf Coast Conservation Association's series of limited edition fishing prints. He was selected by Ducks Unlimited to be the 2002 Texas Artist of the Year. His popular series, "Reflections," and subsequent limited edition prints of wildlife and the outdoors have been published.