Stuart Walton was born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire in 1933. With no formal Art School Training but showing an interest in art from an early age he won prizes in children’s art competitions. In 1948 he became a trainee display studio artist/designer. Stuart then carried out National service with the RAF between 1952 and 1954. In 1956 he then showed his first interest in modern art and later started painting abstracts based on torn posters. During the 1960s Stuart produced many hard edge abstract painting, constructions and reliefs. In the 1970 he gave up his job of Assistant Display Manager to paint full time. Stuart was appointed first Yorkshire Television Fine Arts Fellow in 1975. Represented in many Group, One Man and Open Exhibitions showing Both Northern Industrial Landscapes and Abstract Works upto the late 1990s. During the late 1990s early 2000s Stuart had trouble with his eye sight which forced a break in his work. His eyesight has since been treated and Stuart continues to paint to date.