A life-long artist & inventor.
Douglas Stewart, born in 1960 at Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Douglas immigrated to the United States with his family in 1964, and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States in1978.
Douglas lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Honour, a visual artist, and at their Summer studio on Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, Michigan, USA.
The, "As Seen on TV', series of oil paintings are in the technique of pointillism. Due to a ten year battle with Parkinson's, a neurological disorder, Douglas lost the ability to hold a paint brush steady in his hand because of rhythmic tremors.
As an artist it was a devastating realization. Not willing to put art aside, he decided to apply the technique of pointillism using the persistent tremors and a keen sense for color and precision, not unlike the French painter Georges Seurat of the late 19th century.
His first oil painting employing the pointillism technique ["Honour" (Love Without Tragedy)] took two and a half years to complete. Since then he has evolved his process repeatedly.
Douglas uses many tools developed throughout the history of art and has evolved new tools to accommodate the limitations imposed by his illness and his own unique artist's vision.
Although never having had the opportunity to attend University, he held many positions in the field of Engineering and he has invented, and patented, many inventions familiar to Americans.
Douglas is an autodidact.
Douglas believes that art is invention and that we are all artists, and therefore we are all inventors.
Douglas Stewart, Artist.
A beautiful day at our orchard and summer studio at Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City, Michigan USA.
"HONOUR" (Love Without Tragedy)
2013, 60x60in (152x152cm), Oil on Canvas
"Bed = Peace", 60x60in, Oil on Canvas. Displayed at Boston Art, Inc. (Gallery photo)