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Stewart Hill



Lt. Col (Retd) Stewart Hill 
Stewart Hill is portrait painter, poet and motivational speaker. Following severe Traumatic Brain injury incurred in Afghanistan whilst commanding B Company, 2 Mercian in Helmand in 2009, Stewart rediscovered a passion for painting and it’s vital healing properties as part of his long rehabilitation.  Stewart has won several awards, including shortlisted this year for the RA Summer Exhibition and his paintings are on display in some leading galleries. Sir John Timpson OBE, The Duke of Bedford, Nick Knowles and Ray Winstone have all commissioned Stewart to paint their portraits. He is also an accomplished performing poet, writing about his experiences in the military with breathtaking power, conjuring up for the audience the horrors of the war in Afghanistan and responsibilities of military command. Stewart takes portrait commissions from all over the UK.

Style for Soldiers has been sponsoring Stewart to paint for the last two years and he is developing into an extraordinarily talented portrait artist, commissioned by The Duke of Bedford and Sir John Timpson amongst others and short listed for the RA Summer Exhibition this year. He has been tutored by renowned portrait painter Tim Wright as part of his sponsorship and will be exhibiting his work at the Art in the Aftermath exhibition in November, the aim being to also launch Stewart’s career as a professional painter. He has clearly passed his artistic talent to his daughter Olivia as nominated in the recent BAFTAS for her part in Three Girls.

'Self Portrait' 


- Nick Knowles