Stewart grew up in Montreal, where he also received his art education. Intrigued by First Nations art, he travelled to the West Coast and built his first kayak to transport himself and his art supplies north.
For forty years he has left in early spring and returned in late fall with the many paintings and sketches created while travelling alone, camping, painting, and living off the land and sea.
Stewart has experienced many difficulties and life-threatening events on the coast, but he never feared. However, the ominous likelihood of an eventual oil spill on our coast causes him to fear. He feels a debt of gratitude to all those who have treated him so kindly on this fine coastline, plus a commitment to help preserve the lives of all those beings that can do nothing to protect themselves.
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