A collection of new works from the family estate
Stephen Bone’s panels were painted out of doors in just a few hours of intense concentration and testify to his painterly skill and sure sense of colour. They show his family and friends and also his knowledge and love of landscapes and townscapes in the 1930s and 40s so much of which has now changed or disappeared. From Ireland to Sweden and from Scotland to Spain he carried his wooden paintbox fitted out with paints, brushes and a rack of 3 or 4 primed panels. His remarkable productivity – he aimed to paint at least one panel a day – was only curtailed by his premature death at the age of 54.