Stuart was born in Fair Lawn New Jersey in 1952 and currently lives in Watertown, MA. He began painting and playing classical music at age five and went on to a long career playing the oboe with top orchestras in Boston, New York, and Hong Kong. In 1994 he transitioned from music to fine art where he received his classical training at The Boston Museum School and many private teachers.
As a contemporary realist, Stuart likes to paint still life, landscape, and animals. He especially likes to paint comical still life scenes with a mouse interacting with an object. He hopes a viewer will find joy, optimism, humor and playfulness, as well as a sense of classical balance and beauty in his work.
He is a member of The International Guild of Realism, The Art Renewal Center, and has won awards and been invited to show at The Guild of Boston Artists, The Copley Society of Boston, The Salmagundi Club, along with other groups and galleries. He paints everyday with his dog, and 3 whites mice in his studio.
His work is represented by 18 galleries throughout the country. www.stuart-dunkel.com