“Making a portrait from life reveals much more to me than a photograph. A photograph freezes the fraction of a second and flattens perspective. When looking at eachother we are constantly moving and our eyes take in many thousands of tiny shifts of view, allowing our brains to process lots of visual information to help shape our perception of the person we are observing.

More than this, talking with someone and watching how different lighting or mood alters the colours of their skin and eyes, I see many changes of definition that express their energy.”

© Joanna Stone, artist.

  • "Portrait of a young woman", oil on canvas, 30.5 x40.5 cms. Private collection.
  • Sudoku, Oil on canvas, 2011
  • Selfheal, oil on Canvas, 2011