After graduating with distinction from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Stuart moved to Westport, Connecticut where he established his studio and began his painting career in New York. With agents in both London and New York, he built his early career on commissions from large corporations. Some of the companies that own his paintings are Mobil Oil Corporation, Exxon, MGM Pictures, Paramount Pictures, CBS and ABC Television. For six years his paintings were featured on the Mystery Theater Series on PBS Television.

Other commissions include Emilio Gucci (Italy), Time-Warner, Sony Productions, Japanese Hotel Association, The U.S. Olympic Committee, Random House, Westminster Bank of London, IBM, Fujitsu (Japan), CBS Records and the list goes on.

His work has been seen in numerous magazines and publications including Graphis, Art in America, Smithsonian, Time, Newsweek, as well as a six page feature and cover in the Santa Fean Magazine.

Stuart has won over thirty awards for his paintings and has been featured in many traveling exhibits across the United States, Europe and Japan. He has been associated with numerous galleries including Michael Eagle Gallery in New York, the Carol Thornton Gallery in Santa Fe, the Stetter Gallery in Phoenix and the Karen Lynne Gallery in Boca Raton.

Stuart's interest in classical art is revealed in his paintings through a unique interpretation of contemporary styles and techniques. His studio is located in Boca Raton, Florida.