Alan Stewart (b, Glasgow 1970) studied in Edinburgh and London, now lives in north Devon.
My work is about belonging, particularly what it is to have a strong sense of belonging. I look at the importance of community and how people uphold and celebrate their local traditions. These celebrations are visible in the customs of the west country where you see the people at their most united and fascinating.
Exhibited in various solo, group and open exhibitions including The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Waterhouse and Dodd London, Beaux Arts, BP Portrait Award, Threadneedle Prize, Noble Grossart.