Stony, born in England in 1965. As both his parents were Sicilian, he was taken back to Sicily and spent his early years living in a town called Ribera, Southern Sicily.

Stony began painting and drawing at a very young age. Being heavily dyslexic and autistic, he always found difficulty in expressing himself. He has always used art as his expression tool. He used his built up energy to create detailed pencil drawings of both the surrounding landscapes, but also similar in style to the paintings he creates now.

 

In 2016 he was signed with the UK Publishing House, Demontfort Fine Art and is in over 50 galleries in the UK, Clarendon Fine Art and Whitewall Galleries. He has exhibited all over the world, including Miami, New York and ‘The Louvre’ in Paris with Galleries displaying his art in LA, Vegas and Dubai. Stony’s expressive street art comes from the creative mind of a truly passionate artist who paints his ‘diary on canvas’ and strongly presents art at its absolute rawest form. In February 2019, he was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Grade 4 Brain Tumour. He has undergone 2 surgeries, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, participated in a clinical trial and is currently having Avastin treatment alongside chemotherapy. During this time he has raised money for The Brain Tumour Charity, a charity very close to him since his dad passed away from the same type of Brain Tumour in 2007. Another charity special to him and has raised money for is Mind Charity. And during the pandemic, he raised money for the NHS.

 

His artwork today is massively influenced by his illness, positively and negatively. But reading his paintings, you can see that he puts his whole life on the canvas, in all aspects. You get a piece of history, a piece of someone’s life.