Artist of the Month: Amar Stewart

Artist of the Month: Amar Stewart

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Haw Creek, NC

Friday, March 1, 2024

We are incredibly excited to have Amar Stewart as our artist of the month at The Whale Outpost. You might know him from his amazing can art for Terra Nova Brewing….or maybe from this New York Times article.

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If you don’t know him, you should! We will feature his art on our walls all month and will also have prints available for purchase.

Join us on Friday, March 1st for an opening night celebration of his art. Amar will be in the house along with some of the Terra Nova team. We’ll feature some Terra Nova beer on tap and in the cans to showcase Amar’s spectacular work.

About Amar Stewart:

Amar grew up about 90 minutes north of London in a small town called Leamington Spa.  Early on, he began to gain interest in drawing and would recreate comic book covers in his sketchbook.  Over time, the sketchbook doodles morphed into a desire to paint anything and everything around him.  At this point, he still didn’t know what he wanted to do, but he knew that he wanted to create.  And as a quiet, often shy kid, Amar quickly learned that his creative interests were a great way to express himself and pay homage to his inspirations. 

He started to get serious about painting in his early twenties.  For several years, he experimented with different mediums ranging from watercolors, pencil, chalk, acrylic, and aerosol. Eventually, he experimented with oil and instantly loved how the more traditional style of paint worked for him.  And with his first big collection, The Masters, featuring famous Hip-Hop artists dressed as 17th-century aristocrats, the traditional aesthetic of oil paint was the perfect match.  In 2014, Amar made the move across the Atlantic to New York, the birthplace of Hip-Hop to continue his career in a setting that lives and breathes the inspiration for his works.  Amar now resides in Asheville, North Carolina where he continues to paint and drink beer at his local watering holes.  

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