Stewart Brown

Tub of Cherries
Stewart Brown
Stewart Brown

Stewart was born in 1947 above an antique shop on the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells and the aromas and rich patinas of turpentine and bees-wax have haunted him ever since. He worked in his early life in the craft of antique furniture restoration before the British climate got the better of him and in 1990 he and his wife moved to the south of France where he found an old village house in need of much repair. They spent two years restoring it. It was then that he met the painter, his maître, Pierre Fonferrier. He was a celebrated French artist and lived locally. Rockwell-inspired portraits, farm animals, an old leather arm chair, a rusty oil drum.. The extraordinary realism, choice of subject and use of light spoke to Stewart. Pierre was very flamboyant and charismatic, and just said “do it then”. And so began Stewart’s apprentissage. In his atelier he watched him paint, studied his techniques, learned his recipes and in return prepared canvases and made frames, occasionally working on minor portions of his paintings . Stewart’s own work took on a new life under this strict supervision and he was able to assume his new role as an artist and enter into that world . Concentrating on “still life” he also studied the old Spanish and Dutch masters’ techniques. He has exhibited his work in Paris, Nice, Marseilles, Pignans, New Orleans, Singapore, the Netherlands, and London.

Fruit on Steps, Provence

Fruit on Steps, Provence

Fruit on Steps, Provence
  • Oil on canvas
  • 32 x 27 ins
  • £ 2,400
Fruit on Steps, Provence
Fruit on Steps, Provence
Tub of Cherries

Tub of Cherries

Tub of Cherries
  • Oil on canvas
  • 24 x 21ins
  • £ 1,950
Tub of Cherries
Tub of Cherries
Tub of Apples

Tub of Apples

Tub of Apples
  • Oil on canvas
  • 26 x 23ins
  • £ 1,950
Tub of Apples
Tub of Apples
Old Chair

Old Chair

Old Chair
  • Oil on canvas
  • 28 x 42ins
  • £ 2,900
Old Chair
Old Chair
White Grapes on Scales

White Grapes on Scales

White Grapes on Scales
  • Oil on canvas
  • 24 x 20ins
  • £ 1,950
White Grapes on Scales
White Grapes on Scales
Grapes in a Basket

Grapes in a Basket

Grapes in a Basket
  • Oil on canvas
  • 27 x 22ins
  • £ 1,950
Grapes in a Basket
Grapes in a Basket
Atelier

Atelier

Atelier
  • Oil on canvas
  • 28 x 24ins
  • £ 2,400
Atelier
Atelier
Cherries on shelf

Cherries on shelf

Cherries on shelf
  • Oil on canvas
  • 34 x 28ins
  • £ 2,750
Cherries on shelf
Cherries on shelf
La Petite Creole

La Petite Creole

La Petite Creole
  • Oil on canvas
  • 46 x 35ins
  • £ 4,000
La Petite Creole
La Petite Creole
Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower
  • Oil on canvas
  • 25 x 29ins
  • £ 2,200
Sunflower
Sunflower