Mark Stewart is a Texas based watercolor painter and architect. Though his architectural training shows in his adept representation of rural buildings and interior spaces, I find it interesting that the majority of his paintings appear to focus on organic landscape elements and portraits rather than citycapes.
Stewart lists among his influences Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, and his admiration for them informs his approach to composition, light and texture.
Throughout his work is a fascination with subtle variation in light and shadow, particularly as revealed in the play of light across textural surfaces.
The textural element is particularly strong in his approach, which makes the relatively small images on his website a bit frustrating. There are a few larger images on the Broadmoor Galleries website.