ARTIST STATEMENT - 

Elena Stone

I am an intuitive painter and mixed media artist, primarily using acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. Most of my recent pieces are abstract and process-oriented; a second body of work is more narrative and figurative; lately, I have been exploring the intersection of the two.


My work evolves to let meaning emerge through color, mark-making, texture and rhythm, sometimes integrating collage materials and natural elements. I love the journey of a piece coming together, and the shades of beauty, energy and emotion that different layers and juxtapositions express.


Whatever the materials or subject matter, I approach my art as a spiritual practice for honoring the mystery of life and deepening my own relationship to the natural world, the cosmos and human experience. I aim to create work that invites others to look closely, engage authentically, and find their own meaning and connection, perhaps gaining inspiration, hope or healing in the process.


In addition to my personal art practice, I am Artist in Residence at the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University. In this capacity, I share my art and write about women’s work to save the planet through my blog, Big Planet Love, which can be found at https://sites.suffolk.edu/bigplanetlove/.


I am always happy to share more about my art. If you are interested, you can reach out to me at elenastone@pobox.com.