Alan Stones

Elected to the Society 1999

Drawing a lithograph

Alan Stones is a painter and printmaker working in the Eden Valley hamlet of Blencarn – just under Cross Fell on the Northern Pennines.

“I make oil paintings, drawings (usually in charcoal) and original prints (usually lithographs).  Generally my pictures are to do with ‘people’.  In some there is a suggestion of a narrative – perhaps implying that some incident (great or small) might have occurred.  When I depict subjects other than people these are likely to be aspects of nature – acting as metaphors for human activities, or else nature profoundly affected by man.”

Alan Stones graduated from St. Martin’s School of Art, London in 1971 and has been working full-time as an artist ever since.  Alan has had a great many solo exhibitions of his work – many in public galleries including UK touring exhibitions of paintings and a touring exhibition of drawings on the Falkland Islands.  Over the years he has created some 120 editions of lithographs.  These are hugely popular and sell worldwide.