ABOUT

Autumn Stone Design is the work of a solo artist living in London, United Kingdom.

The brand name Autumn Stone is derived from a Small Faces song and album of the same name, that I first heard many moons ago.

If you are familiar with The Small Faces it won’t surprise you to know that I am also a fan of The Kinks, The Who, The Jam and no surprises here, The Beatles.  You will notice their influences throughout my art, which is predominantly influenced by the music of the 1960s and 1970s.

Me? I am a modern vintage London boy – born in Lambeth and have lived in this amazing city all my life.  It is my home and I love the history and culture – music, films, art, architecture.

The music, films, colour palette, fashion and art of the 1960s and 1970s are the biggest influence in my prints, although the decades that  follow also feature.   But for now, I can’t resist the influences of the mid-century – think of spending  A Hard Day’s Night watching a Waterloo Sunset from the top deck of a Magic Bus, before taking a trip to Itchycoo Park.

Autumn Stone is Made in London.  So am I.
Thank you for stopping by.

Martin

The Autumn Stone, The Small Faces

I was nowhere, ‘til you changed my mind
Love is sent through being good to you
Then you were somewhere, Somewhere hard to find
Only what you always were, it’s true

I’m looking for an open door,
Where I can sit and play in peace with you

Tomorrow changes
Fields of green today
Yesterday is dead, but not my memory
We were strangers

And then you came to stay
The sweetest spring dawn morning sings to me
So now I’ve found a living sound
That moves, that breathes, and then makes love to me.