Stuart Slind paints rich landscapes using oil paint. His direction as an artist came from his travels in Northern Europe. It was in the galleries and museums of Amsterdam, Oslo and other European cities that he found the historical and cultural ground in which to base his paintings - the language of the Northern Renaissance painters inspired and enabled him to develop his own personal statement.
The style and mood of his work may come from the past, but the content is personal and of the present. "For me to be able to paint an image, I need to be able to connect it with my reflective, intuitive life. If it has no personal meaning, I cannot paint it. My painting is an intimate practice by which I try to make real the more ephemeral, emotional aspects of myself - in particular, that tangled area of hopes, faith and meaning."
Stuart Slind studied art at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and the Seattle Academy of Realist Art.