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Career in watercolor
Iain Stewart is a watercolor artist and a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Society, as well as other international entities. For his work he has received numerous awards in international competitions and his art has been exhibited and sold to private collections. In addition to being a painter, Stewart is an architect, which is why he teaches watercolor and design drawing at Auburn University, where he himself received his degree.
Work as a teacher
In addition to his work as a professor at the university, Stewart is a sought-after watercolor instructor, with several instructional videos and books on painting. In fact, while giving classes to a group of students in Barcelona, he was invited by Escoda to visit the factory in Sabadell and see how brushes are made. Since then, the relationship between the Escoda group and the artist has grown much stronger becoming a great friendship.
"When asked about what brushes I use I typically hold up a #14 Perla and #14 Último and say I do 95% of all my paintings with these two. It is a true statement. […] From my standpoint Escoda brushes are the best value and quality on the market today."
Iain Stewart and his relationship with Escoda:
“I have used Escoda Brushes for well over 15 years. I have found them to be both reliable and extremely well made. I am hard on my brushes and Escoda has never let me down. I use both the travel brushes for my sketchbook work and the short-handled rounds and flats for the studio and traditional Plein Air work. I am most impressed by their synthetic brushes which are pushing the boundaries of what you would expect from man-made fibers. The Perla, Prado, and Último brushes are my workhorses. When asked about what brushes I use I typically hold up a #14 Perla and #14 Último and say I do 95% of all my paintings with these two. It is a true statement. I consider the Escoda’s friends and return to their brushes again and again for both the understanding of the quality they expect of their products and knowing that when I pick up one of their brushes it will perform exactly as expected. Not all manufacturers can claim that level of workmanship and durability over time. As I see new lines of synthetic fibers being developed I am grateful for the chance to give them a try and note the slight differences in each series. From my standpoint Escoda brushes are the best value and quality on the market today.”
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