"Somewhere in Between:
Works by Colleen Beyer Stewart
and Wesley L Stewart"
Colleen and Wesley are a husband and wife artist team that resides in Augusta and both earned their MFA’s at Georgia Southern. Before attending Georgia Southern to earn her MFA, Colleen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of West Georgia. She is currently the Visual Arts Teacher at Harlem High School in Harlem, Georgia. Her work is influenced by nature, botanical forms, and mark-making. Her biggest influence while creating in the book, The Human Side of Plants by Royal Dixon.
Wesley received a BFA from Augusta University before earning his MFA in Sculpture at Georgia Southern. His current artwork explores biomes juxtaposed with abstract shapes, lines, and patterns, thus creating a contrast of space, traditional fine art, and street art. He is mostly interested in public art and how murals, sculptures, and installations reinvent or altar spaces. He also works under the moniker Regal Hyena and is engaged in cross-disciplinary collaboration with other artists. His artwork can be found at restaurants such as Pineapple Ink Tavern, Frog Hollow Tavern, and both Farmhaus Burgers locations. His other public work can be seen on the University of North Georgia campus in Dahlonega and at the Beacon Station Apartments in Augusta where you are greeted by an entrance sculpture he created.