Eilidh Stewart grew up on the Hebridean island of North Uist. She studied fine art at the University of The Highlands and Islands where she obtained a BA (HONS) in Fine Art during 2013.
Dividing her time between painting and her career as an Art & Design teacher, Eilidh currently lives and works in Strontian on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Although based in Ardnamurchan, Eilidh often travels to North Uist and the surrounding islands in search of inspiration. Each piece begins as small locational sketches which often aim to capture the ever changing light as well as raw aspects of the sea. Studies are later used as starting points to develop oil paintings, where the varied application of layered textures creates a feeling of depth, whilst reflecting the sea's movements. Collage and mono printing combine to build up the natural variation of surfaces found on rocks which surround the Hebridean coast.
Eilidh's prolific approach, combined with a strong passion for subject matter, has seen her work exhibited in reputable galleries throughout Scotland. During 2017, 'Tides' her first Solo Exhibition proved successful. One of her paintings is currently on display in the Scottish parliament building. Recently Eilidh was selected to have her artist profile published in, “Professional Artist Magazine.”