A new mural for McKerrell Street playpark in Paisley’s East End. This project will be delivered by Peter Stewart, visual artist who hopes to work with young people and the community around the local neighbourhood. Inspired by other murals in Paisley and by stories gathered over two years in consultation with local people Outspoken Arts will deliver a welcome boost to the colour and vibrancy of the East End with its first mural project.
Supported and developed with funds from Renfrewshire Council’s Local Partnership Fund and Williamsburgh Housing Association, the mural will be delivered in Spring 2021.
Peter Stewart: “I am excited to be a part of the East End Mural project and looking forward to adding a splash of colour for the community.”
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Peter Stewart bio:
I am an artist who works with a variety of mediums to explore the world around me. The main body of my work comprises of oil paints and oil pastels on canvas as well as larger murals painted with a combination of spray paints and emulsions. I also design and make bespoke pieces of jewellery specializing in silver and reclaimed materials. I have completed a HND in jewellery design. Other than that I have no formal education in the arts instead having taking a more personal, hands on approach fuelled by passion to learning my craft through years of experience, practice and trial and error to refine my style.
I have exhibited a jewellery piece in the ‘hand made by machines’ exhibition at The Lighthouse in the summer of 2014. I have also exhibited at the City of Glasgow College end of year show in 2016. I have painted a large wave mural on a limited budget for Radworx, a youth club dedicated to action sports such as skateboarding and BMXing. (See below for images of mural.)
I am currently involved in the Incube programme with Renfrewshire council and business-gateway.I take commissions painting pet portraits. I have recently finished a collection of paintings called ‘Spirit of Paisley’ which I am going to sell as prints and giftable items in the Incube shop. I am also working towards a solo exhibition called ‘Aff it’. This is an exploration and analysis of the journey to becoming sober after years of living a blurred existence.