Painter, Paddler

The Art and Adventures of Stewart Marshall

By (author): Andrew Scott
ISBN 9781894898072
Hardcover | Publication Date: May 1, 2003
Book Dimensions: 10.5 in x 9.5 in
144 Pages

About the Book

Art lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike will be captivated by this stunning, full-colour biography that celebrates and showcases the life and work of an extraordinary man—artist Stewart Marshall.

For much of the past two decades, Stewart Marshall has travelled hundreds, sometimes thousands, of miles in a hand-built kayak, living off the land and the sea and painting on some of British Columbia’s most remote shorelines. His unusual way of life has taken him to countless distant places, from the wilds of Quebec to the South Pacific.

Marshall’s art is sought after by discerning collectors across Canada and the U.S. Most of his work is purchased without ever reaching the gallery community. Born in Montreal, he now lives in the coastal village of Sointula, B.C.

Painter, Paddler: The Art and Adventures of Stewart Marshall features Stewart Marshall’s dramatic watercolour, acrylic, and oil paintings. It also includes sketches and drawings from his diaries, carried with him on his kayaking expeditions. In addition, Andrew Scott describes the artist’s many adventures on the water, his experiences with wild animals and even wilder weather. This insightful portrayal captures the highs and lows of a lifetime of painting and paddling, especially on the Pacific coast of North America.

About the Author(s)

Andrew Scott is the author of The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in B.C. and Secret Coastline: Journeys Along B.C.'s Shores. The latter received a BC2000 Book Award and was on the B.C. Bestseller list for 21 weeks. Scott's award-winning articles have appeared in most major Canadian magazines and newspapers and in publications in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. A keen hiker and ocean kayaker and an enthusiastic B.C. historian and naturalist, he lives in Half Moon Bay, B.C. Please visit