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Saatchi Art In London Sells A John Norman Stewart Watercolor.

April 24th, 2014

Saatchi Art In London Sells A John Norman Stewart Watercolor.

Saatchi Art Gallery in London sold a small abstract watercolor by John Norman Stewart yesterday. It's title was "Stones and Bones" and it measured 9 x 12 inches, unframed. The painting had been featured in a book titled "Watercolor Paintings by Contemporary Artists" published by Chronicle Books and authored by Leslie Dutcher and Sujean Rim, published in 2013. John had six other abstract watercolors featured in the book.

Although this was the first sale of a Stewart original by Saatchi, they also sold a print of one of his paintings "Table Abstract" last year.

John Norman Stewart - Portrait Demo

April 24th, 2014

John Norman Stewart - Portrait Demo

A well known professional artist with years of experience doing both scenic and portrait art for the entertainment industry will be speaking at the North Valley Art League in Redding, California. He has done projects for television, motion pictures, and stage productions at The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Mark Taper Forum and San Diego Opera Company.

His portraits include screen stars like Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Henry Winkler, Norman Lloyd, Henry Winkler and James Brolin. Prominent collectors of his work have included President Richard Nixon, actor John Wayne, and actor and film director Leo Penn.

He has also had a simultaneous music career playing piano, writing music, and currently has 5 CDs available on iTunes, Amazon and others, using the nom de plume J. Norman Stewart. He is listed in numerous Who's Who books and is a highly respected figure in the art world.

We have the good fortune of seeing him bring a charcoal portrait to life at our...

John Norman Stewart At The Red Bluff Art Gallery

November 8th, 2010

John Norman Stewart At The Red Bluff Art Gallery

Article that appeared in The Redding Searchlight on November 4th, 2010 regarding John N. Stewart's show at The Red Bluff Art Gallery for the month of November, 2010:

John Stewart started creating art when he was 5. He remembers doing a scrolling ornament in pencil. Next it was horses, faces and figures.His parents were very supportive and bought Stewart lots of drawing books by Walter E. Foster and Andrew Loomis. This month, Stewart mounts an exhibition thatís a far cry from his first drawings as a 5-year old.

What did you do professionally before doing art full time?

I got my first paying art job when I was still attending Glendale High School, painting ceramic tiles with a heraldry theme for a new restaurant called IHOP. As IHOP grew, they had them mass produced from my designs.I had lots of work: murals, paintings and portraits for businesses all over the Los Angeles area. Later on, I worked at television and film studios as a scenic and title artist,...