Meet Audrey Jackson, the artist behind the labels of One Stone Cellars. Audrey’s original painting for our One Stone Cabernet Sauvignon was instantly beloved. Now, a separate work by Audrey is depicted on our 2021 One Stone Rosé of Pinot Noir.
One Stone is a small line of wines from the Ancient Peaks family. A portion of each One Stone bottle sold is donated to Dream Big Darling, a nonprofit that provides mentorship programs for the next generation of leaders in the wine and spirits industry. The art that Audrey created for One Stone is largely inspired by the cause behind the wine.
Audrey grew up here in Santa Margarita, where her family operates The Range restaurant. Her gallery can be found at her family’s neighboring eatery, Rosalina’s Cantina. We caught up with Audrey to learn more about the ideas and inspirations behind the painting that graces our new One Stone Rosé of Pinot Noir label:
Your art for our original One Stone wine (Cabernet Sauvignon) was so distinctive and instantly beloved. Can you tell us about the art that’s on the new One Stone Rosé?
When I painted the original label a few years ago, I was asked to paint three different images with the same theme for the winery to choose from.
Amanda* presented me with her idea of painting the One Stone woman who can move mountains one stone at a time. So both paintings include a strong beautiful woman, mountains, and the feminine moon.
When I heard that they were coming out with a rosé, I was ecstatic to learn that they actually chose one of the other original paintings. Because I painted them at the same time, I really feel like the styles complement each other. Even though they are a bit different, looking at both bottles side by side makes me feel like they could be sisters.
*Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins—Ancient Peaks Winery’s VP of Operations at the time, and founder of Dream Big Darling
Who is the character at the center of it all, and what kind of story are you telling?
On both labels, I really wanted the woman to seem like she was looking out and dreaming. She’s looking at the mountains knowing that she can move them even with one stone at a time. She knows she can do anything.
Can you tell us about the process and media that you used to create the original work? How long did it take?
My process for this painting was a little different from what I normally do because it was a lot of mixed media. I used a mixture of pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, and paint pens on hard paper. Looking back, I think it took me a few days to finish it. A lot of the process was just me sketching different ideas and finding out what I liked best. I remember going to my studio every day after my college classes and working on it.