Robert A Stuart (Robert Stuart Art)
Robert was born in London before moving to Nigeria – at six weeks old – returning to the UK in time to start school, and a paid career playing with computers.
He is a classified as a self taught artist - a term that is hardly a tribute to the many teachers that he did have. Initially taught by his mother (who studied at Camberwell with – among others – Victor Passmore), Robert later spent many years attending evening classes.
He works mainly with pastel, the soft sort rather than oil based, which he applies to pastel card. The card has a surface that feels like fine grade sandpaper which means the surface will take more pigment, which is crucial to Robert’s methods of layering colour. Often starting with a dark blue, grey or black ground, he starts with a layer of near complements to the finished piece, before moving toward the desired effect.
For more information go to Robert’s website: www.robertstuartart.com