“Midsummer Madness” exhibition

Detail from “Soldier”, Joanna Stone 2015, watercolour and charcoal.

Following the success of last week’s exhibition at Parkside Hall, Ampthill ( see review at ), it’s time to tell you about the next one at Moat Farm Gallery next weekend 6/7th June.

I will be showing some new work along with a small group of fellow artists from the Artists Network Bedfordshire.

This is a lovely small gallery space in a rural setting, – with room to park nearby (though please not in front of the house!) or on the road outside.

We’ll all be at the preview on Friday 7-9pm to greet you, with drinks and nibbles!

I shall also be there all day on Saturday.

For venue address and opening times, please see below:

Reverse of ANB MM exh flyer 2015

Face of ANB MM exh flyer 2015

Exhibition News

ANB Spring Ampthill posterANB Ampthill Spring PV invitation

I will be taking part in no less than THREE exhibitions over the coming weeks and will be showing different work at each venue!

The first is at Parkside hall, Ampthill, Beds. on 23rd and 24th May.This is a massive show of 50 artists’ work organised through Artists Network Bedfordshire comprising a huge mix of disciplines, including sculpture, printmaking and furniture. Entry is free.

Please click on the right-hand image above for a printable invitation to the Private View, which is on Friday 22nd May at Parkside hall, from 7.30-10.30 pm. Drinks and nibbles will be served!

The following two exhibitions take place at Moat Farm Gallery, Stoke Hammond:

“MIDSUMMER MADNESS 2015” is on Sat 6th and Sun 7th June, with a Private View Friday evening 7-9pm. This a small group show of work by members of our Artist Network Bedfordshire Mid-Beds Hub. Entry is free.

“A SLICE OF LIFE” is an exhibition of drawings and paintings inspired by the human figure, by a group of fifteen artists, all of whom live in and around Leighton Buzzard. This will be on over two weekends, 4th/5th and 10th/11th/12th July, with a Private View on Friday evening from 7-9pm. Free entry.

Exciting work happening in art classes….!

Loose watercolour 4 Joanna Stone 2015 Watercolour and brush pen

Loose watercolour 4
Joanna Stone 2015
Watercolour and brush pen

Here is one of my demos from a recent Life Drawing session. I have been demonstrating some different ways of using watercolours which offer a “looser” style of working. The results have been really exciting!
To see some examples please navigate to my “Classes and Workshops” (see menu at the top of this page).

Panto time again…!

Another recent page from one of my sketchbooks – a five minute drawing made during my Portraiture class.

Panto time again! Brushpen

Panto time again!

A page from one of my sketchbooks…

Contemplating the turn of the year…? My festive angel has paused for thought…….

Contemplative Angel, sketchbook page Dec 2014

Contemplative Angel
sketchbook page
Dec 2014

I always have several sketchbooks on the go at once, and rarely a day goes by without drawing or writing

in at least one of them. They are vital for clarifying my thinking and testing ideas.

Sometimes it’s just a way to keep practising…!

This Weekend!

Our ‘pop-up’ exhibition “Spoilt for Choice” is this weekend – Sat 11am till 4pm, and Sunday 10am till 4pm at Moat Farm Gallery,Stoke Hammond, MK17 9DD.

I will be showing some of my paintings produced in the Landscape-on-Location workshops this summer as well as portraits and life drawings.

August in the Watermeadows, Old Linslade 2014. Joanna Stone. Pastel

August in the Watermeadows, Old Linslade 2014.

There will be mince pies and tea/coffee on offer while you browse the art work on view, and the Artists will all be there most of the time for a chat. Please come along and join us..!


If you feel like making it into an “Art weekend” there are also two other exhibitions happening this weekend within striking distance (see below).

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Pop-Up Exhibition coming soon!

I will be taking part in a “pop-up” show at Moat Farm Gallery, Stoke Hammond, 29th/30th November. Watch out for further details……..

Photo of exhibition at Moat Farm Gallery, courtesy Di Parsons

Photo of exhibition at Moat Farm Gallery, courtesy Di Parsons


Mr and Mrs Bates Oil on canvas, 2013. 60 x 80 cms

Mr and Mrs Bates
Oil on canvas, 2013.
60 x 80 cms

This portrait was commissioned to celebrate an important milestone in a very special relationship. It took 13 sittings, as well as many extra hours working on the background and surrounding objects, all of which are significant. Great hilarity was had in the process!

Please view my “Portraits” page for more examples.

NEW FOR SEPTEMBER: Keep up to date with any changes to classes in September on my “Classes and Workshops” page.