Adrienne Stone lives in a 100-plus-year-old farmhouse in Overton County, which she shares with two very big dogs and one very small cat. When not painting in her studio there are wonderful locations on the farm and surrounding Spring Creek area to paint en plein air.
"I love the excitement and anticipation of starting a new painting. When the spark comes, you’ve got to go with it. Edward Hopper said it for me: 'If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.'"
It wasn't until Adrienne was in her late forties that she began to paint seriously. In 1997, she and fellow artist Sandra Bos opened Afternoon Gallery and Studio on the square in Cookeville's historic downtown. (Her studio is now located at her home.)
In 1999, she and Sandra founded Art Prowl, Cookeville's annual event to boost visibility for the arts as a way to promote economic development and cultural tourism. Adrienne has also served as president of the Cumberland Art Society. In 2007, she received the Sam Bacon award for her involvement and encouragement of the arts.
She is a member of the Chestnut Group, plein air painters for the land.