Alan Stewart (b, Glasgow 1970) studied in Edinburgh and London, now lives in Essex.
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.
Bite Me, Eat Me, Lick Me, is a series of watercolour paintings that are about temptation, indulgence and our inability to resist, whether as richly coloured subjects to paint or as something delicious to eat, they are there to temp us.
My work can currently be seen in The John Moores Painting Prize 2023 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. I have previously 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.