At school Stewart was very bad at maths - he had the habit of trying to work things out in his head and then putting down an answer - a frequent comment was “where are the workings?”
As an artist, trying to give shape to his experience of the world there is no definitive answer - the paintings in the exhibition were the workings.
Born in Glasgow, Stewart graduated in 1977 from Glasgow school of Art.
He studied for an MA in European Fine Art in the Barcelona studios of Winchester School of Art, graduating in 1994.
Stewart lives and works in Hay on Wye.