I am drawn to the idea of balance and imperfection and how that translates to the paper or canvas. Without knowing this was my goal, someone recently told me that my work reminds them of the Japanese term Wabi-Sabi. Wabi-sabi represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. We are forever growing, changing, learning, transitioning and it is difficult to find a balance of wife, mom, artist, friend, daughter, niece, cousin, aunt, and me. This idea is translated to my work as I strive to create a balance of color, texture, movement, and energy. One can say that an artist’s work is never done, and mine is certainly never perfect, but we should all seek to find beauty in life’s imperfections.
Amy Stone was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She has a BA in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, and a Masters in Art Education from Hofstra University. In 2001, Stone moved to New York City, and continued to create on and off as she excelled in a career the wine industry, another passion of hers. She relates the nuances in a glass of wine to those in a work of art. Since relocating to Seattle in 2014 with her family, she has shifted her medium to painting with a focus on abstract expressionism. Her work has been featured in various locations around the city and was recently part of Linus Galleries online "Vibrance" exhibition. A mom of two young boys, she draws inspiration from even the most mundane tasks in her daily life.