Stuart Walton was born in the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury in 1933. He won awards in children’s painting contests despite having no formal art school training and a lifelong passion for art. He started as a trainee display studio artist/designer in 1948. Between 1952 and 1954, Stuart served in the Royal Air Force (RAF). He initially became interested in contemporary art in 1956, and subsequently began painting abstractions based on shredded advertisements. Stuart created a lot of hard-edge abstract paintings, sculptures, and reliefs in the 1960s. He left his work as Assistant Display Manager in the 1970s to pursue painting full-time. In 1975, Stuart was named the inaugural Yorkshire Television Fine Arts Fellow. Up to the late 1990s, he was represented in several group, one-man, and open exhibitions, exhibiting both Northern Industrial Landscapes and Abstract Works. Stuart’s vision problems prompted him to take a vacation from work in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Stuart’s vision has now been corrected, and he continues to paint to this day.