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Hayley Stewart

Originally from southern Ontario, I studied Fine Art at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto. Upon completing my degree in 2008 I traveled west lured first by the ocean to Tofino & later by the mountains to BC’s interior. I spent 3 years living in Golden, BC immersed in mountain culture, before moving to Calgary in 2012 to pursue a career in art as a scenic painter. I left the cushy gig (and Calgary) in 2017 to plant roots in Revelstoke, BC and to solely pursue my own visual art practice. 

Experiencing the sublimity of the mountains and participating in mind-expanding activities which engage the body and free the mind are the foundation of my work.  My most recent paintings – vivid atypical landscapes – highlight nature’s intricacies with a bold palette, smooth colour blending and concise brushstrokes.  

My current work explores the stunning scenery of British Columbia, Alaska & my own imagination, sharing my unique perspective, interpretation & the abundance of inspiration I feel when immersed in nature, while ultimately conveying the message to preserve & protect the environment we inhabit.

Painting allows me to leap the barriers of language and share the abundance of inspiration I feel when immersed in nature. The mountains are my continuing education.

Artist’s Hometown: Revelstoke, BC

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