Stephen A Stone Artist

A native of New York City, Stephen Stone holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Fine Arts and Photography from the School of Visual Arts. Upon graduating from SVA, Stone worked in commercial photography while continuing to paint and becoming involved in New York´s pop art scene both as a collector and participant in friend, Andy Warhol´s, Factory scene. Moving to San Francisco, Stone´s work evolved with the times - 1969 - the Summer of Love and the burgeoning hippie movement creating light shows for seminal rock groups such as Jefferson Airplane, shooting poster photography and apprenticing with renowned tattoo and fine artist, Don Ed Hardy. The association with Hardy led to Stone to opening of a series of his own tattoo shops where his custom designs were recognized for their unique style and rich creativity. Returning to New York, Stone gave up all art forms to focus on building a business career in marketing followed by commodity trading. Enjoying significant success in commodity trading, Stone was able to resume his creative endeavors, painting large minimalist and abstract canvases. Taking up full time residency in Florida in 2005, Stone has been instrumental in forming the Seabranch Art League, a collective group of artistes in Hobe Sound, Florida. Stone´s work has been shown in several galleries in south Florida including the Garden of Goods Gallery in March 2007, Jupiter Town Hall in August 2007 and a juried show at the Boca Raton Museum in July, 2007.

Regarding his paintings, Stone remarked, My work comes from deep within inspired by moods and images I have from my life experiences. Each canvas has special meaning for me and hopefully, through my work, I am able to share my unique and remarkable life with others.

The work of Stephen A. Stone is represented by The Mark Gallery & Studio in Stuart, Florida. The association with the new gallery, opening December 1, 2007, has inspired Steven to produce a new body of work that will be on display for the duration of the opening show through February 20, 2008 and as part of the gallery´s permanent collection.

Stephen A. Stone