Born in England in 1947, Stewart Brown primarily worked in advertising and in the film industry though with a passion for Antiques he eventually became a restorer and cabinet maker.
On moving to France in 1995 his meeting with the well-known painter Pierre Fonferrier revealed in him his true vocation and since then, this self taught artist has sold his work through galleries in France, U.S.A, Holland and England and won numerous prizes in French salons.
It is difficult to escape the exceptional realism that characterises his work.
” Still life ” in French is “Nature morte” but he prefers the English term to describe his paintings and rightly so as they appear to be truly suspended in time.
On richly worked backgrounds, fruits, vegetables or flowers contain in harmonious simplicity all the vibrant colours of the Provençal markets.
In other paintings we find his nostalgia for ancient everyday objects abandoned in some dusty attic that he brings back to life with great care for detail and often with a touch of humour.
It’s always with the same meticulous precision that he offers us such a warm realism that makes him both a classical and modern artist of great diversity.
Two of his paintings are in a royal collection.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.