Artist Interview: Greg Stones Art & Illustration


Craftland is excited to introduce you to Greg Stones, the Rhode Island-based artist behind Greg Stones Art & Illustration! We proudly carry Greg’s art prints. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

What is your background and how did you get into creating what you make now?

I was both a cartoonist and a photo-realistic painter in college, and after I graduated I merged those two styles to create a world full of penguins, sock monkeys, and socially awkward moments.

Greg Stones - Zombie Hate Clowns

Tell us about your design and making process?

I usually don’t have a plan when I start a painting, so I am just as surprised as anyone else with the final image.

How has your work and career evolved since the beginning?

When I first started out, I was afraid to put humor in my work, so I concentrated on landscapes and figure studies.  Luckily I started to sneak a little humor into those landscapes, realized that people actually LIKE funny paintings, and soon the humor took over.


What do you think makes your process and product stand out?

I don’t see a lot of people painting awkward, tense, uncomfortable moments between adorable characters the way that I do.  So that’s cool.


What is your proudest creative achievement?

My proudest achievement is definitely writing and illustrating a humorous Star Wars book for Disney/Lucasfilm.  I’ve loved Star Wars since I first saw it in 1977, so it is an amazing honor to now be a part of that universe.