Hello – a very mixed 2017 that happily ended on a good note with a successful solo show in Sept/Oct and a studio sale that brought in a lot of new clients (and which filtered out interest to current gallery work). I’m grateful to everyone taking an interest in my work, be it encouragement or purchases of my work, as this gives me the confidence (and importantly, the time) to continue with my practice, and really looking forward to what may be in 2018. I have plenty of ideas bubbling away in the studio, first off a couple of private commissions to be completed, then the first open studio night of the year on Jan 31st. I also wish to start sending out more information regarding new works (and where they will be appearing), so using this platform (and my Facebook page ‘Paul Stone Artworks’), I will be asking for anyone who wishes to be added to my new monthly email newsletter to send me their email address so I can include them. I know many of us are bombarded with unwanted emails, so this will only be on a request basis – I still own my website domain name, so the plan is to finally get that up and running within the next few months. In a crowded market, its time to get more active! Happy 2018 to you all, and below are a few recent painting that I hope you will enjoy. Best wishes Paul
I have been using social media for work updates, so thought I would share details on how to contact me, and sometimes it can be quicker to get updates on new work.
I have an art page on Facebook: Paul Stone Artworks
I’m currently in a mild panic producing enough works for the upcoming Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair in Bristol, a solo exhibition at Chantry House Gallery in October, and Chester Artist’s Fair in November – see you soon! Paul
Rather than go on about how long since last entry (August last year if you’re asking), there’s been plenty going on, so I will include a new pieces and look forward to a busy Spring/Summer period. Currently my work is included in a couple of group shows – The Waterside Open in Sale, and “New Light Art”, celebrating the ‘best’ of Northern Art and showing at the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate. I have been supplying galleries when new works have become available, rather than host a solo show, and luckily a great end to last year has kept me in canvas and cake during the traditional lean period of the first three months of the year. In the studio I have new artist neighbours, and I feel the work is really starting to become more focused and confident. Below are a few images completed over the last few months, including a couple of new ‘studies’, that are due to leave for galleries soon. The plan is to work on fewer, larger paintings, and in the down time, try out new ideas in the studies that will have a simply and elegant frame, and be accessible to a wider audience. I will be back soon. Thanks Paul
Hello – after receiving a timely reminder (i.e. a telling off) from a good friend today, this is an update on upcoming exhibitions. Its been a quiet year so far, but that’s involved plenty of studio work time preparing for three shows – the first is at Gallerytop (Derbyshire) starting on 15th August (gallerytop.co.uk), running for about a month. The following are a few images in the show…
The next will be in Essex during October – The response has been very positive so far, hope you enjoy. Thanks Paul
It seems every time I write on here its to apologise for not doing so sooner, so let me move straight on. Currently I’m working on a new series of works, and I’m already pleased with the standard being achieved – perhaps a weird thing to state, but working alone, as any artist will tell you, can sometimes be a struggle to find the right motivation, if not the ideas. Deadlines always help (as does poverty), and it seems I currently have both. First up I have recently completed a couple of competition pieces (more on that in the near future, if successful), then I have a joint still life show at Gallerytop appearing on the mid-August horizon. With another solo and a group show later in the year, I’m looking for a rise up that ladder by the year’s end. I have enclosed a few new images, all oil on canvas, hope you like, and I promise not to be so slack next time…
Well into the winter now and the second half of last year provided some distractions, such as taking a painting tutor post at Barnsley College. There’s something about a new year though that focuses the mind, and I feel motivated to achieve more in 2015. But that’s all to come – for now I have enclosed a couple of recent images of work that have either left the studio or are currently awaiting framing for display later in the year.