When Christopher arrived in Seattle in the early 90s, he worked in construction, residential, and commercial for a decade. In the 11th year, he put himself through Seattle Central Community College studying Graphic Design, earning an associate’s degree. He landed a job in advertising and worked his way up from an Interactive JR. Designer to an SR Art Director. While living in West Seattle, he turned his garage into a painting–silk screening studio and created enough work to have showings in local restaurants, coffee shops, and galleries in Seattle.
Of the three types of printmaking, silk screening has been the biggest influence of artist Christopher Stone’s current works. He is inspired by layers of color and basic objects that surround us in our daily lives that can be elevated by conceptual design. This process includes printing the images on top of each other layer by layer to produce a visual replica. However, each print has its imperfections and inconsistencies, making each unique.
Though the subject matter of my work may vary, color remains its constant theme. I prize color for its powerful symbolism, its boldness, and the ability to enhance our environment.
Artist Christopher Stone is a snowboarder-turned-surfer living in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with my wife Natasha and Boston Terrier Charlie.
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