Art as a therapeutic outlet expressing thoughts and feelings.
Photography by ChiChi Ubina
Edited by Elaine Ubina
Renowned American actress and film producer, Sharon Stone has landed in Greenwich. Curator and Principal of C. Parker Gallery, Tiffany Benincasa connected with Stone and feels very strongly about bringing her work to Greenwich for her East Coast premiere. The show is called “Welcome to My Garden.” Benincasa calls Stone “a survivor” and is passionate about supporting her art and commitment to creativity.
Stone, 65 is a single mother of three adopted boys who range in age from 17 to 23. She is an international star and is widely recognized for her roles in films, “Basic Instinct” (1992) and “Casino” (1995), which earned her an Academy Award nomination.
Sharon Stone began painting when she was a child. She was inspired by her aunt, Vonne, who was a painter and art teacher. Stone took painting lessons from her aunt and continued to paint throughout her childhood. When Stone’s acting career took off in the 1980s, she put painting aside. She returned to painting during the pandemic in 2020.
In an interview with L’OFFICIEL USA, Stone said, “I started painting again during the pandemic. I started with a paint-by-numbers so I could get my brushstrokes together, and then I started painting every single day. I still do.”
Stone’s paintings are often abstract and expressionistic, with a focus on color, movement, and emotion.
She is inspired by a wide range of sources, including nature, her own personal experiences, and the work of other artists – including Calder, Miro and Kandinsky.
Famous Hollywood costume designer, Tony Duquette was a neighbor in Hollywood and often viewed and influenced Stone on color and expression.
Stone’s paintings have been praised by critics and collectors alike for their originality, expressiveness, and emotional impact. She is a true artist of many talents, and her work continues to inspire and challenge viewers around the world.
Sharon Stone pictured above right with Tiffany Benincasa.