Alan Stones was born in Manchester in 1947, and since 1982 has lived and worked near Penrith in Cumbria. An accomplished draughtsman, his paintings, drawings and prints are essentially human in their concerns. His pictures depict people and they also depict nature - but this is nature either as a metaphor for human activity or nature very much affected by man. Stones’ images often show bustling cities, rural agricultural scenes and industry in the landscape.
In 1985 Alan began making lithographs after winning an award from The Gulbenkian Foundation to experiment in printmaking. In the mid 1990's, after a three month residency in the vast open landscape of the Falkland Islands, his prints became much more minimal. Since then he has published a great many editions of lithographs from his printmaking studio in the Eden Valley, Cumbria.
Stones’ work is held in many public collections, including The University of Wales, Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool, Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums, Liverpool University, Portsmouth City Council, and Arts Council North.
Exhibitions at Gallagher & Turner:
101 Years of British Art
15 September - 21 October 2017