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:
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