Kyle was born in 1974 in London, Ontario and raised in a rural farming community. Artistry is the foundation of his family: his mother is a painter and his father, a potter. Although he was never encouraged to follow in their footsteps, he quickly found himself sharpening his artistic abilities. Throughout his youth and university years, his work – whether realized through drawing or painting – consisted mainly of people and portraits. After spending four years in Thunder Bay, Ontario Kyle found a new inspiration for his subject matter.
“I have gained a profound appreciation for nature and all its many shapes, colours and complexities. This bond with nature strengthened while in Spain visiting a friend. I adopted an intense admiration for the work of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. His exciting use of colours and organic forms offer me some of the most fantastic and imaginative imagery I have ever encountered.
“My oil paintings are in tune with the varying landscapes of Ontario, and share the whimsical approach for which Gaudi was well-known and admired. My intention is not to reproduce nature, but to create my own environment inspired by my experiences with natural landscapes and architecture.”
Name: The artwork
Process: oil paintings on Canvas
Artist: Kyle Stewart
Text Description: © Courtesy of Kyle Stewart
Images: © Kyle Stewart