Limited edition print by Ketchikan, AK, artist William Stewart
Image size: 9 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Artists's narrative: For one with the tenacity to operate an air taxi service in coastal Alaska, the work is never done. Along with grueling flight schedules is the constant maintenance of aircraft and docking facilities in tidewater.
Lifelong relationships with pioneering Alaskans, a deep appreciation for the resourcefulness of the indigenous people of Southeast Alaska, and the pristine beauty of the natural environment all serve as Stewart's inspiration.
Early mentors were boat builders and commercial fishermen. Later he worked for several years in Southeast Alaska's logging industry during which time he earned a degree in Fine Art from Seattle Pacific University. Prior to settling permanently in his beloved Southeast, he spent 3 years in Brussels, Belgium, where he worked as an illustrator.