The C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut, is presenting the East Coast premiere of celebrated actress Sharon Stone’s paintings with the new exhibition “Sharon Stone: Welcome To My Garden,” on view from October 12 through December 3.
“We are honored to present the highly anticipated East Coast debut of Sharon Stone’s powerful art for our tenth anniversary season,” says Tiffany Benincasa, C. Parker Gallery’s owner and curator. “This new exhibition offers a never-before-seen panorama into Sharon Stone’s creative prowess. The artist invites viewers on a journey through the vibrant landscapes of her imagination, reflecting her inner world. A testament to Stone’s profound talents,” adds Benincasa. The gallery is at 409 Greenwich Avenue, just a 40-minute train ride from New York City.
The exhibition features 19 original paintings by Stone. It is the first time her artworks have been exhibited outside Los Angeles. Her art is praised by collectors and art world luminaries, including Jerry Saltz (Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism). Stone’s celebrated slide shows of her paintings are taking Instagram by storm. “I created these works to understand the essence of pure creativity that comes from heartfelt truth, to let go of the noise, the judgments, and the pollution of our societal pulls,” says Sharon Stone. Her immense talents and acute powers of observation blossomed into the painted medium. Stone’s ability to observe and interpret human behavior and turn human frailties into sources of strength shines through in combative, conquering, and victorious ways. Her connection to nature is always visually present. “Color becomes a wavelength for me,” says Stone. “Being a colorist moves the direction of my paintings. Color speaks to me.”
Stone has been painting her entire life. In her early years, her Aunt Vonne had a Master’s degree in painting and would create murals across the home’s walls where she lived as a child. Stone studied painting in college, and her artmaking became her laser focus during the pandemic when she entered a new creative portal—this period of planetary crisis transported Stone to open up new artistic channels, transferring her lifelong creative instincts onto the canvas. Since then, she has painted every day, four to 17 hours per day. Stone is internationally recognized as a global cultural leader. Her many honors include the Women Making History Award from the National Women’s History Museum; the Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award; the Nobel Peace Summit Award Laureate; the Golden Globe Award; a Primetime Emmy Award; an Academy Award Nomination; she was named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France; the 2023 Courage Award; the Harvard Humanitarian Award; and the Human Rights Campaign Humanitarian Award, among her many accolades.