DAVID STONE MODERN REALIST PAINTING


I regard myself as a landscapist, but interpret that as recording the landscape I live in rather than the classic countryside view. I have worked extensively on the subject of urban development and the boundaries at the edge of town, between the urban and the rural. My work could be described as recording the un-regarded.

The theme of roads has grown in importance. Seen mostly as alien to the landscape, they have become an integral part of it. Nature collides slowly with the works of man at the road’s edge. They are also a metaphor for the journey and I have begun to work on landscapes of sea and rock as a place where the journey ends.

My work also encompasses portraiture. The subjects include commuters and local people.