Amy Stone was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She has a BA in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, and an MA in Art Education from Hofstra University. For many years she worked purely with chalk pastel, but since 2016 she has shifted her medium to painting in acrylic and various mixed media. Focusing on abstract expressionism and the abstracted female form, her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., has been recognized and collected nationally and internationally and sits in collections alongside works of renowned artists including Miro, Basquiat and Lichtenstein.
David Audley of The Marais Review recently wrote about Stone’s work, “The human form is an essential theme in her works, even when the form isn’t always visible. Like a sensual subtext, the warmth of shape, the beauty of feminine curve, is present behind the bold strokes and blocks of color. This inherent femineity gives a gentle comfort and ease to her abstract work. It makes her paintings feel human and inviting, in a way that fails many other painters. She doesn’t present a full idea to the viewer. She presents a full concept in color and implores you to resolve it. To complete it.” Stone currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two sons who supply her with endless laughs and inspiration.