About Douglas Stewart.
Douglas Stewart was born and raised in Sydney (Australia). With art-loving parents, Douglas developed an interest and appreciation in art from a young age.
Douglas left school at sixteen to study Musical Composition, playing four different instruments. Whilst he didn’t move into a career in music, Douglas maintains this interest, continuing to write and play music, his preferred genres being blues and folk.
Originally unsure of what path to take, upon graduation from his Musical Composition studies, Douglas followed the family into the technology industry and for a few years worked for a global Telecommunications company. Whilst he felt the pull towards a more creative career, this role taught Douglas the structure and organisation he implements into his life and art today.
Douglas then moved to Hepburn Springs, via Melbourne, where he worked in some of the State’s most well known galleries. Whilst working as an Art Director & Curator, Douglas began focusing on his own creative skills and was soon sponsored by a number of businesses to produce art and run exhibitions for charities. This saw Douglas focus full me on his own art and the start of his art business known as ‘Stewart Spectrum’.
Douglas is a multi-discipline abstract artist with a strong focus on painting, sculptures and works on paper. He has an interest in multi-layered works and his style has been described as “ADHD meets abstract expressionism, with a spoonful of street art styling”. Douglas’ work can now be found in number of galleries around Hepburn Springs, Daylesford and Melbourne, with current plans for expansion to North America.
Whilst canvas is currently his most commonly used medium, feeling passionate about reducing landfill, he also transforms ‘trash’ into artworks, using discarded materials, tree trunks and old artworks. Douglas hopes to show that there is beauty in accidents and flaws.
Douglas Stewart pieces are often identifiable by the outlines, smudges, multi-layered scrapes, strong use of abstracted faces and form, with a key element of motivation being mood.