Stuart was born in Bury in Greater Manchester
and lived in Heywood until he moved to central Manchester where
he studied for a degree in psychology at university.
After university he spent some time in India
visiting temples and staying on ashrams in the south. Upon returning
to England, Stuart indulged his passion for the arts – and became
well known in many circles of artists and musicians for his
surreal approach to both art and music.
During his time in Manchester he became active
in the music scene and gained a lot of interest from local press
for his music. But Stuart always held a strong passion for the
visual arts and painting and although he was painting during
his time as a musician he felt that he wasn’t devoting enough
time to cultivate his works so decided to leave the city and
move to Cornwall. Of himself, Stuart says:
“I now spend
a lot of time painting and trying to create images that speak
messages of peace, understanding, humility and appreciation
for love and nature.”
Influenced by some of the great masters of
painting such as Gauguin and more contemporary artists like
Salvador Dali, Stuart tries to break down the borders of perception
and reality and unite the imaginary with the real, creating
powerful and provocative paintings.
Stuart has a blog page containing images
of his paintings at:
If you are, or know of any local
artists (painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, etc) located
or based in and around Manchester please let us know, and if appropriate,
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