Sue Stone

Portrait of a Grimsby Girl and a Lincolnshire Lad

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Artist Statement

Sue Stone makes work about what she knows and how it has affected her. Her work is mainly figurative, often regionalist, and usually has a partial narrative. Her inspiration, drawn from subjects both past and present, always has some connection to her own life and environment. Sue enjoys making analogies, compositions which connect people, place and time. Disparate images combine and connect past with the present and often allude to the passing of time. She spent 26 years as a clothing designer and her affinity with cloth which can be seen in the richly textured clothing of her subjects. Using a deliberately limited colour palette recent work explores texture and pattern through simple use of hand stitching. Her work is underpinned by a great belief in drawing – as a thought process, as a means of solving problems, and as a means of expression in its own right.

 

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Sue Stone • Portrait of a Grimsby Girl

Portrait of a Grimsby Girl 2014

2014 marked the centenary of her birth. The usual ups and downs of life preceded the diagnosis, in 1978 of a rare form of Leukaemia. In 1979 her family watched helplessly as her life ebbed away. As one life ends another begins. 3 weeks later her grandson, Sam was born. A triple portrait of the artist’s Mum.
Size : 76 x 55 cms
Materials : cotton/ linen fabric, cotton threads, fabric and acrylic paints
Techniques : hand and machine embroidery, painting
Photography : David Ramkalawon
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Detail of Portrait of a Grimsby Girl
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Sue Stone • Detail of Portrait of a Grimsby Girl
image of detail of Portrait of a Grimsby Girl
Sue Stone • Portrait of a Grimsby Girl detail
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Sue Stone • Portrait of a Lincolnshire Lad

Portrait of a Lincolnshire Lad 2015

Partner piece to Portrait of a Grimsby Girl. Triple portrait of the artist’s Dad whose maxim was “Nothing’s impossible the impossible just takes a bit longer to achieve”. He was a snappy dresser in his youth who sported plus fours and Argyle socks. He had an offbeat sense of humour. The night he died he sang “Please Release me let me Go”.
Size: 76 x 55 cms
Materials : cotton/ linen fabric, cotton threads, fabric and acrylic paints
Techniques : hand and machine embroidery, painting
Photography :Sue Stone
NFS

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Sue Stone • Detail of Portrait of a Lincolnshire Lad
image of detail of a Portrait of a Lincolnshire Lad
Sue Stone • Detail of a Portrait of a Lincolnshire Lad
image of detail of Portrait of a Lincolnshire lad
Sue Stone • Detail of Portrait of a Lincolnshire Lad