Allison Stewart has gained recognition for her mixed media paintings that express the restless balance between man and nature. Stewart exemplifies this struggle by painting with acrylic, enamel, inks, tar, charcoal, metallic powders and wax as an investigation of media which repel and attract each other.
Trained as a biologist, Stewart is inspired by landscape imagery, specifically the vanishing Louisiana coastal wetlands. Stewart takes as her subject fragile environments, cycles of life, and evidence of man’s mark on nature.
She uses layers of color, light, form and texture to address issues of beauty and loss, time and transformation. Residing somewhere between realism and abstraction, the paintings are visual diaries upon which Stewart records her responses to the threatened landscape.
Allison Stewart has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. Her work is included in many public and corporate collections such as: the US Department of State Art in Embassies Program, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the South Carolina Art Museum, the Historic New Orleans Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Texaco, Freeport McMoRan, Price Waterhouse Corp., Chase Manhattan Bank, ARCO, American Express, Sun Bank of Florida, Pan American Life, the Pensacola Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Women and the Arts.