George John Stewart of Dalbuie
Born in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1953, I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember. My father, who went under the name of Mackean Stewart, produced many excellent artworks until his death in 2010. His Kintyre paintings were particularly popular and prints & cards of his work are still available.
At Edinburgh College of Art under the guidance of Hugh Buchanan (as well as Paul Furneaux and Joan Smith) my desire to pursue a career in art was confirmed. Gill and I had already opened The Oystercatcher Gallery in Campbeltown, Kintyre - winning a Business of the Year Award in 1994. We sold the business in 2011 and Gill is now continuing her floral work for weddings and events as Love Dove Cottage. Currently, we jointly operate at Love Dove Studio, with a gallery in Lochgilphead. (The gallery is closed for the foreseeable future owing to the coronavirus pandemic.)
Painting, drawing and illustration remain my principal passion, with watercolour and gouache my preferred media for painting; but I also work in acrylic and pastels when the occasion demands it.