About Barry Stone
Barry Stone, an oil painter since his career as a land surveyor, has travelled widely, not only in his native New Zealand . With a keen eye to the lie of the land, his subject matter features mainly Australian and New Zealand landscapes and coastlines, which are painted in oils. Since Barry began using pastels, he has won several awards for his luminous pastel abstracts. He has been part of many exhibitions in the last 20 years, including several joint shows with his wife Nan. Barry has undertaken several commissions. Their joint home studio is at Villa 511 BallyCara, 37 Sunnyside Road, Scarborough - phone (07) 3203 5118 to arrange a viewing.
"I mainly paint for my own enjoyment the environment that I love. For me, the challenge comes in transposing nature's forms and moods onto the canvas through the eye, brain, hand and brush. Devising abstract images is even more of a challenge and intriguing exercise, which also absorbs my interest."