About George Stone
George Stone was born and raised in Columbia, SC and studied drawing and painting with Mabel Shealy throughout most of the decade of the 1970's. In recent years he has taken classes and workshops in drawing and painting under a variety of instructors including Michael Story, John Pototschnik, Bill Davidson, Bill Farnsworth and Chris Groves.
Stone is a representational painter who focuses primarily on landscape and still life subject matter using oils and watercolors. He paints extensively from life (plein air) but also works in the studio using plein air studies, sketches and photographic reference. He has won many local awards and his paintings hang in numerous private collections. He attempts to convey the beauty and dignity of everyday scenes to his viewers through a clear concept, accurate drawing, expressive values and color and a well-designed composition. He has a particular interest in developing mood in his paintings by capturing various qualities of light that are present in different times of day, different seasons of the year and different locations.