Dr. Don Stewart takes a humorously intellectual approach to art. His use of a ballpoint pen, a holdover from his academic past, accounts for the crisp detail in his whimsical drawings; the black and white renderings come alive with hidden images and visual puns.
Stewart earned an undergraduate degree in Biology & Art from Birmingham-Southern College, where he enrolled in drawing classes as a break from his premedical studies.
He continued to sketch as a hobby during medical school in Birmingham, Alabama, and throughout his surgical internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. There, in addition to keeping a 24-hour call schedule, Dr. Stewart managed to win awards for short fiction and poetry, and successfully published his first two composite drawings.
After a year of resident training, the pen finally proved mightier than the scalpel, and the young doctor’s creative interests gained the upper hand. He finished his internship, earned his medical license, and promptly turned his full attention to drawing.
For the past thirty years he has made his living as a self-styled Visual Humorist, hammering words and pictures together at the DS Art Studio Gallery in Homewood, Alabama. Don Stewart is the author of DS Art: The Visual Humor of Don Stewart, and Past Medical History – Recollections of a Medical Miscreant.
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and his amazing works of art
on his personal website.