Jerry M. Stuart
My work is done with acrylics on canvas reflecting the great surroundings of Western North Carolina, from mountains, landscapes, cows, and dogs captured in photos for information and composition. I have an impressionistic style capturing the moment with a color pallet that reflects the natural look of the environment we live in, creating an experience or a place visited.
It all started in my younger years when I realized all I wanted to do was paint and draw. After high school, I attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, majoring in advertising, design, and graphics. I went on to a career as an art director in advertising agencies and in-house company art departments, including BBD&O, Brookstone Company, and outdoor company Eastern Mountain Sports. My experience in advertising has provided me with strong visual insight flowing into my present creation on canvas today.
I lived in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on the Outer Banks for 11 years where I started and operated Lunar Designs, a greeting card company featuring artwork, photography, and graphics capturing the beauty of the beach. Presently, I live in Maggie Valley. My next creation on canvas will be wherever the road takes me.