Stuart's Critters ~ As a contemporary realist, Stuart likes to paint still life, landscape, and animals. He especially lkes to paint comical still life scenes with a mouse interacting with an object. He hopes a view will find joy, optimism, humor and playfulness, as well as a sense of classical balance and beauty in his work. The very discipline of formal training has always appealed to me and I have dedicated my life to the in-depth study of them. I studied music and art at Boston University, Mannes College of Music, the Juilliard School (Doctorate), and art at the Boston Museum School, Kent State, and The Seattle Academy of Realist Art. Stuart paints everyday with his dog, cat, and 3 whie mice in his studio.