Stewart Mechem is a British Contemporary Abstract Artist painting mainly in Acrylics. He is represented by the Coastal Gallery in Lymington, Hampshire.
He started painting Contemporary Abstract Marine Art in 2003 whilst living in Milford-on-Sea at Westover Hall which he and his family bought in 1995. This followed a highly colourful personal and business life much of which was spent in the Fashion Industry where he worked on creating advertising campaigns with photographers and stylists including Lord Snowdon,Terrence Donovan and Isabella Blow.
Influences of the sea and coastline of Lymington and The New Forest have inspired the dramatic Contemporary Abstract Seascapes and
skillfull combination of vibrant colours which have become a trademark of his paintings
The latest collection of Contemporary Art take their cue from the local fishing boats and beach huts of Lymington and Milford-on-Sea. Layers of brightly coloured paint washed away by the sea and battered by the waves. The steaking effect of rusted iron and scrubbing of nets across marine timbers. faded colours adjusted by time and tide.
Painstaking construction of acrylic paint, built up and scraped down, communicate a raw power and rough texture which capture a deep breath of sea air.
Stewarts Abstract Art is held in both private and corporate collections. His Original Acrylic Contemporary Abstract Art are priced from £250 to £1000 . He has held many solo and group exhibitions in both London and Hampshire where he now lives in The New Forest.
He is represented by The Coastal Gallery in Lymington with paintings also on show at Westover Hall Hotel Milford-on-Sea and Stanwell House Hotel, Lymington.