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Is it cheating to use a camera?

I am trained in some of the classical methods of drawing and painting.  The atelier schools of figurative art and the plein aire schools of landscape painting emphasize the importance painting live.  In fact using a camera to work from is frowned upon.  It is seen as cheating. Clearly their are limitations to using a
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Can you paint ballet dancers and be taken seriously?

Modern art is full of “isms” such as Conceptualism, Dadism, Kineticism, Minimalism,  Surealism, Sensationalism and array of schools of art that came from 20th century ingenuity. The only downside to that flurry of creativity was a disdain for representational art. Modern art is characterized by the depiction of abstraction, pop, performance, found objects and shocking topics.  Depiction of the human form and realism was generally frowned upon until recently.   Lucian Freud was really not that well recognized until recently either.


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Global Water Dances Nashville

Global Water Dances is a world event first launched in June 2011. In 2013 the second global performance included Nashville Tennessee as well. My wife, Mary Stone was the Choreographer, Producer and a dancer at the event.   I helped with the logistics and did the videography. On a single day, a series of dances centered
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Can a representational landscape be original?

I am adding a few paintings to my series of landscapes.   I have always loved the outdoors and the hills of Tennessee.

Perhaps my landscapes don’t have the avant garde edge of my figurative paintings.  Does that make these paintings any less creative?


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Jonathan Stone Featured in Nashville Arts Magazine

I was delighted with the coverage provided by MiChelle Jones in Nashville arts magazine. She captured some great quotes and her observations were really good.  Here are some highlights…


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Jonathan Stone Represented by Gallery 202 in Franklin, Tennessee

Jonathan Stone will be the featured artist at Gallery 202 in Franklin, Tennessee in November. His series of figurative expression paintings entitled “the process of intuition” will be exhibited. In this show the artist uses the limitless source of the human figure to communicate subtle and intriguing messages about intuition and the perception of time.
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Jonathan Stone’s Painting was selected for a juried show in Lexington

Each year the Lexington Art League has a unique figurative show focused on nude and figurative work from across the country.  Jonathan entered one of his paintings, before the light, and it was selected for inclusion in the show, entitled Nude 2010.   The opening celebration feature a big celebration and media coverage. It was a
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Jonathan Stone’s work will be represented by the LeQuire Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee

Jonathan Stone’s work will be represented by the LeQuire Gallery in Nashville,  Tennessee.


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Jonathan Stone’s work exhibited at the Healthway’s world headquarters

A major exhibit of Jonathan Stone’s art was shown in the lobby of the Healthways corporate office in Franklin, Tennessee, in September.   12 paintings from Jonathan’s Process of Intuition series were shown in the lobby,  atrium of the building.   This series of oil paintings included figurative works created over the last ten years.

Jonathan Stone’s work to be shown at Vanderbilt University

Jonathan Stone’s exhibit the “Process of Intuition” will be exhibited in February,2008 at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee.  This solo exhibition will include 14 original figurative oil paintings. Jonathan describes this exhibit in this way; The human body contains a powerful language of line and shape. The meaning of my art is determined at the
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