I’m fired by the challenges of working from life. This informs all my art. Often, this takes an allegorical form around a theme. Recurring ideas centre on how women are portrayed in history, literature, folklore and myth. I am making visible my interpretations of the stories I have grown up with, trying to make sense of them.
I gained a degree in Fine Art at Loughborough and a post-graduate Art Teacher’s Certificate at Goldsmiths between 1976 – 1980, and have continued to make art and teach ever since. I live in Heath and Reach, Bedfordshire, and have a studio at Westbury Arts Centre where I also run classes and workshops https://www.westburyartscentre.org.uk/workshops
Recent exhibitions include:
“Portraits” solo at the Eagle Gallery, Bedford, March 2019,
MK Open at Westbury Arts Centre in July 2019.
Visual Images Group: Bucks Art Weeks online, June 2020.
Visual Images Group: Bucks Art Weeks Open Studios June 2021.
“True Colours” solo exhibition the Legge Gallery, Westbury Arts Centre November 2021.
Unless otherwise stated, all the artwork you will see on this site is © Joanna Stone. Please do not use/ publish these pictures without my permission.