The tropical landscape and the festive culture of Kerala was Clint's muse. Tucked cozily between the Arabian Sea and the Sahyadri Mountain Range, Kerala boasts of charming beaches, tea plantations and spice gardens that blanket rolling hillocks, ancient places of worship, grand palaces, museums, caparisoned temple elephants, bamboo groves silhouetted against the setting sky, and roosting Chinese fishing nets in the meandering backwaters. In a lifetime of less than 7 years, Clint created a whopping 25,000 paintings and drawings, many of them inspired by Kerala.
Kerala Tourism hosted the Clint Memorial International Children's Painting Competition in 2014. The competition with a five month global campaign received over 5000 entries from all over the world was a phenomenal success. The participants consisted of children from 40 countries. Of the entries received, 1000 were shortlisted before the winners were chosen.
Among the top five winners, two are from Bangladesh and Bulgaria, two from Kerala and one from Tamilnadu. Of the 20 consolation prizes, four from outside India, Six from Kerala and ten from various other parts of India. There were also prizes for two volunteers who brought in maximum number of participants.
The judging committee comprised of Mr. K.A. Francis, renowned Tantric painter, journalist, writer and the Chairman of Kerala Lalit Kala Academy was the Chairman of the committee. Mr. M.L Johny, renowned art critic, art columnist, writer and curator accepted the inviting to the member secretary of the judging committee. Smt. Mimi Radhakrishnan, renowned painter and writer,Sri Anandamoy Banerjee, artist and art teacher and Sri George Martin, sculptor, were the other members of the committee.
The impact of Clint Memorial Painting Competition 2014 can be viewed at https://www.keralatourism.org/clint. The digital promotional campaign for the competition was unprecedented and unique leading to rave reviews for the child prodigy.