Stuart received his BA in painting and printmaking from San Diego State University in 1977. Since that time, he has had over 30 one-person shows and participated in over 60 group and juried exhibitions. From 1980 to 1992, Stuart owned Rogue Graphics and Stiff Springer Gallery in North Park. He is a founder and the Director of the Art Academy. Galleries in Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Florida represent him. Memberships include the CA Art Club, Oil Painters of America and the Impressionist Society of America.