Cove North Island Afternoon Aug 2015 Watercolor By Stoney Conley
Art Sz: 10 1/2"H x 14 1/4"W
Frame Sz: 17 1/4"H x 21 1/4"W
Stoney Conley is a painter who has received several grants and awards including; The Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant for Painting 1978, National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Grant 1980, the Fulbright Grant for Independent Study in Italy 1981, and a Fellowship to The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Balleycastle, County Mayo, Ireland 1995.
For the last two decades he has been painting, and making collages, inspired by Maine. These island images of light reflected on water, sky and land capture the natural world. The beaches, coves and forested coast caught in his images reflect a sense of place. In the late seventies and eighties he painted in fresco making murals and smaller portable panels. He learned fresco at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine where he later taught it for a few summers.