Biography – Stewart Fletcher

Stewart Fletcher is a full-time artist. Fiercely independent, he supports himself through the creation and sales of his work. He is also an arts educator, a guest lecturer, a cultural entrepreneur and a writer. His work is represented in international public, corporate and private collections.

Born in Penetanguishene, Ontario in 1964, his family moved to Ste-Agathe-des-Monts Québec from Midland Ontario in 1972 where he received a French education making him fluently bilingual and comfortable working in both languages. Stewart permanently relocated to Montréal in 1980 at the age of 16 to pursue his career as a Visual Artist. He received his diploma of collegial studies in Fine Arts at John Abbott in 1983 and BFA specialization in drawing and printmaking at Concordia University in 1986.

Stewart began exhibiting in 1980 when his work was selected for exhibition during the Les Floralies Internationales de Montréal. Some of his early work was included in the permanent collection of John Abbott College in 1986. He has had multiple exhibits every year for over three decades. In 2001 Stewart was brought to national attention as a featured artist on Eros and Eros et Compagnie when two documentaries about his work were aired across Canada. His drawings, paintings and works on paper can be found in private, public and corporate collections internationally.

Described as a Contemporary Artist using traditional mediums and techniques, Fletcher is a consummate professional concerned with ideas, innovation and the creation of solid works of art. The artist is interested in the creation of fine art and not decorative art and continues to push both societal and personal boundaries in his creativity and art.

Primarily known for his profound love of the human figure, Fletcher also explores many other subjects and concepts in his quest to innovate.