It is in her large, colourful paintings of London nightlife that Clayton’s passion is most immediately apparent. Living and working in the north London area of Hampstead, she was a regular visitor to the then-notorious clubs of Soho and its surroundings, and often sought out dancers and sex workers as her subjects. She had a natural affinity with dance, music, and the dubious interactions of the Soho underworld, a subject matter which perfectly matches her free painting style.