Stewart is largely self taught and has been exhibiting
for close to 25 years, during this period Stewart has admired such
artists as Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd, Van Gough and more recently Austrian
artist Friedensrech Hundertwaser 'whose works and philosphy have fascinated
Stewart has been involved in many one man shows and group shows and
works are represented in private and corporate collections within Australia
Joy in the Natural Landscape.
'I was sitting on the waters edge at Mallacoota wondering
why my paintings end up so busy. You see, so much painting is reduced
to the bones these days and then it occurred to me, life is busy, nature
There were lizards sunning, ants working, lizards chasing
ants, birds resting, birds feeding.
Boats motoring, sailing and anchored, and leaves rustling
gently in the wind. Men, women and children fishing and hoping.
All this was what I saw, but what I didn't see, was much
It also occurred to me that we all depend on each other
iike the bird on the insect, the lizard on the ant, the boat on the
vl'ater and with man presiding over it all.
Perhaps my paintings are a bit similar. The blue line
depends on the red circle, which depends on the \vhite dot and so on.
When the harmony works and I express my joy for the life in the natural
landscape I have created my dream."