Perry Stewart has been illustrating and teaching at the university level for the past 30 years and working as a professional illustrator for 32 years. He has completed hundreds of illustrations for various clients throughout the U.S. He has received professional recognition from the New York Society of Illustrators, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators and from the “Illustrators of Utah” exhibits. He is passionate about the rich history of art, particularly: the Renaissance, the19th Century and the comprehensive History of Illustration. He began his career in the editorial magazine market and now spends most of his time painting caricatures, portraits and landscape paintings. He teaches a variety of illustration courses and also teaches head and figure drawing and painting. Most of the work he completes is in traditional media, but he does spend time learning to paint digitally too.
“One of my earliest recollections was drawing and coloring pictures at my mother’s side and being fascinated with my father’s drawings of all things mechanical; trucks, tractors and farm equipment. I began drawing at a very young age and realized early that I could draw better than average; owing to the fact that I spent more time doing it than most, in music they called it “practice”.
Today I spend less time attempting to “get it right” and more time interpreting shapes and forms. I find that life situations are more comical when exaggerated and opposite characteristics are exploited. I find much that is beautiful, inspiring and humorous in life that should be recorded and commented upon visually.” Perry Stewart