Amy Stone was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She has a BA in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, and a MA inArt Education from Hofstra University. Since relocating to Seattle in 2014 with her family, she has shifted her medium to painting with a focus on abstract expressionism and abstracted women. A mom of two young boys, she draws inspiration from even the most mundane tasks in her daily life.
Stone says that her work relates to the idea of Wabi-sabi; the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. A beauty of things unconventional. This is often how herpaintings are described. Stone says this idea is translated to her work as she strives to create a balance of color, texture, movement, and energy. Herrecent work has taken a turn in the way sheapproachesthe canvas, using bold strokes combined with intricate marks; digging into the paint to reveal layers to create the appearance of texture and depth, playing on the idea of "organized chaos".