Bill Stone studied painting and commercial art at Vesper George School of Art in Boston, MA. His art career began as an illustrator /graphic designer for a magazine publisher in Dedham, MA. The next 25 years Bill spent as an art director and creative director for a major international advertising agency in Chicago. Creating storyboards for television commercials with very little turnaround time required a fast and loose drawing style that carried over into his painting. In 2004 Mr. Stone began exhibiting his work and can be found in many private collections around the country.
The highly emotionally charged paintings of Bill Stone are dense with feeling and passionate instinct. From his darkly charged figurative paintings to his vibrantly colored abstracts each piece evokes an emotional response from the observer. Mr. Stone’s work invites the viewer to become lost in a myriad of color, texture and movement while challenging one to interpret the big picture. Whether depicting violence or beauty each canvas seems to be created with it’s own distinctive intensity. Strong design and layers of thick paint create a sense of weight and elegance that only become more powerful upon viewing Bill Stone’s work in person.