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April 21, 2021

Picasso would be jealous of local artist

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Frida Kahlo with monkey by Zion Levy Stewart.

Local artist Zion Levy Stewart is a familiar figure in his paint-spattered clothes.

Now 39, Zion has been drawing and painting for almost 20 years.

This prolific painter creates art every day and loves working with clay, painting and drawing.

His distinctive style captures the people, objects, memories and magic that surround him in his colourful world. Zion’s acrylic paintings illuminate local scenes; his quirky portraits overlaid with sketches often depict his character’s gender details under their clothes.

His ceramics are glazed earthenware, decorated with animals, birds and fish with brilliant underglaze colours.

Zion has been exhibiting over the past 10 years in local and interstate venues including numerous group shows with RED Inc. artists with disabilities, plus a solo exhibition.

He has had commissions for portraits and ceramics, and his work is held in private art collections in the US, UK and Australia.

An award-winning short film ‘The Fine Art of Being Zion’ is currently screening on ABC IView and Virgin Travel.

Zion Levy Stewart’s solo exhibition ‘Picasso Would Be Jealous’, opens at the Project Space, Byron School of Art, 112 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby on Friday May 25 at 6.00pm


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