Stuart trained at Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art and constantly researches sculpture with his travels throughout Italy and India.
His sculptures concentrate on animals and the human figure. He models in clay or wax and cast his own bronzes using the lost wax process.
He works directly from life where possible, with the model in front of him, preferring natural, unforced and sometimes quickly observed poses. He aims to convey the vitality of the living body in strong sculptural forms.
In a parallel way of working he explores the idea of "The Horse" in its fiery intensity, beauty and its presence in the history of art, he uses the clay, like the earth it is, in a more primal unfinished way to create a visual energy.
He deeply admires the power and sensitivity of Classical Greek and Renaissansce sculpture, the dynamism and inventiveness of the Baroque, and the vivid, flowing paintings of Delacroix and Gericault.