As the first of many artists to be higlighted in our monthly ‘Artist Showcases’, this month we are featuring Cumbria-based artist and printmaker Alan Stones.
A permanent artist in our collection, Alan Stones has had a successful and interesting career filled with printmaking and oil painting. Among many other things he was part of the New Light Award in 2020-21, and is now a Patron of Printfest.
Alan studied Fine Art at St Martin School of Art in London from 1969-71. In 1985 he won the Gulbenkian Foundation Award which took him to Lowick House is Cumbria to experiment in printmaking and shortly after lithography would become a signature medium in his practice. Where did his minimalist style come from? We interviewed the artist to find out more about his practice and what led him to create the monochromatic & minimalistic prints signature to his collection today.
You can find his collection in our ‘Original Print Gallery’ located on the ground floor in the Western Wing of the Gallery.