Stewart Hood an avid oil painter in his youth rarely painted while he pursued a career in advertising and raised a family. In the early 90’s a gift of watercolours sparked an interest in this medium and became part of cycling and travelling experiences in Canada and overseas.
In the summer of 2004, Stewart and his wife Lynn moved from Toronto to Trenton and into a classic Cape Cod home which they completely renovated.
This move was not only for a change of lifestyle but also to be near the beautiful countryside of Hastings, Quinte West and Prince Edward County which they had visited, explored and grown to love since they first met.
Stewart is a past member of the Toronto Beaches Guild of Fine Art and also exhibited at the Masterpiece Gallery in Toronto. His work is represented in a number of private collections in Canada, the US, England and Portugal. He has exhibited with Spirit of the Hills based in Warkworth. Stewart also teaches advertising at Ryerson.
“Although I love painting in any form, what interests me most is landscape; and painting ‘plein air’ or outdoors is what I love best. With the change in seasons the landscape also changes and evolves – thus providing endless new locations and challenges. Painting outdoors makes the artist really look and you soon begin to marvel at the beauty we have around us whether in Canada or anywhere you travel on this earth.”
My other passion is Music. I am a French Horn player with Trenton Citizens Band and on Guitar with The Class Act Trio. The Class Act Trio is a local musical group made up of Debbie Shaw on Flute from Belleville who plays in The Quinte Symphony , Doug Parker- Bass Guitar from Sterling and Stewart Hood – Guitar from Trenton. The group was founded in 2013 and plays a variety of music from the American Songbook, latin and bossa nova, popular favourites and some original compositions. The group has played at wineries in the County, for corporate events like the Quinte Business Achievement Awards and at private functions.