Stewart Gilchrist | Yoga Art | Portrait Artist

Stewart Gilchrist | Yoga Art | Portrait Artist
Stewart Gilchrist | Yoga Art | Portrait Artist
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Stewart Gilchrist | Yoga Art | Portrait Artist

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A portrait painted of Caroline's yoga teacher Stewart Gilchrist. An oil painting portrait on a linen canvas. 

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Stewart Gilchrist | Yoga Art | Portrait Artist

Oil on linen canvas, 16" x20"

I first went to one of Stewarts Gilchrist's yoga classes about 6 years ago at Indaba yoga studio in Marylebone. My mum is Scottish and so I think I respond quite well to being told what to do with a Scottish accent. Stewart is from Glasgow. He was originally a criminal lawyer before he became a yoga teacher. The legend goes something like this: He was very drunk and managed somehow to fall off Camden bridge and broke his back in half. After a horrific 8 months bed bound in The Royal Free Hospital, he was introduced to yoga to heal his back. Cut to 20 odd years later and he is London's most popular yoga teacher with a fierce cult following. You won't find Stewart posing on Instagram, he's a real anti-capitalist hippy at heart and his yoga classes are just as much about philosophy than anything else. I was instantly hooked to Stewart's classes as soon as I started going. I have been a regular at his classes for the last few years and I really feel like he has taken me on a spiritual and philosophical journey. Whenever I am feeling low I know that I can go to Stewart's class and he will heal me. For this reason, I wanted to paint a portrait of him. Stewart sat for me after class one day and I spent about a month working on this portrait for him. It was also an experimental piece, as Stewart is such a rare character this had to be an expressive portrait of him. I pushed my style and really tried to channel Stewart's character through the painting. The portrait now hangs on his wall at home so I am guessing that he likes it and I am really pleased with the final painting. 

Colours: Payne Grey, Olive Green

 Stewart Gilchrist | Yoga Art | Portrait Artist | Portrait Painting

Stewart Gilchrist | Yoga Art | Portrait Artist | Portrait Painting