About the Artist
Born and educated in Scotland, Mairi Stewart studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1977. She was involved in Art Education for many years before becoming a professional artist, and now works from her Edinburgh studio, exhibiting regularly in galleries throughout the UK.
Mairi is inspired by her love of colour and pattern, and never tires of exploring the possibilities of balancing these elements within her carefully considered compositions. She finds a constant source of inspiration from her surroundings, and in particular from the wildflowers observed on her daily dog walks. She is not concerned with visual accuracy, but is intrigued by the associations that selected objects appear to have with memory, using a bold colour palette and often scratching away surfaces to reveal pre laid colours, her aim is to evoke the essence of a memory in all of her work.
An artist member of Paisley Art Institute, Mairi has work in many private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA.