Stewart Geddes completed his painting degree at Bristol Polytechnic Fine Art Department in 1983. He then worked for two years in a Department of the French Ministry of Culture as an exhibition organiser's assistant, and Visiting Lecturer at Dijon Art School. In July 1985 he was Artist in Residence at Talking Point Gallery, Fishguard Pembrokeshire.
He has held a broad range of teaching positions including a regular visiting tutorship at Weston College's and the University of the West of England's Foundation Courses. He has also taught at degree level in five institutions including University of the West of England (formerly Bristol Polytechnic) and Kingston University.
Stewart Geddes has had seven solo exhibitions since 1987, three at the Rooksmoor Gallery in Bath and two at Cadogan Contemporary, London. His most recent solo show was held in the Sharples Gallery at the Royal West of England Academy in 1999. His work has been included in several mixed exhibitions including the Royal Academy London, the Laing Landscape Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, Waterman Fine Art and the Business Design Centre London amongst numerous other venues. The House of Commons Public Collection has an example of his work and also many private international and national collections such as those of The Marquis of Bath and Peter Davis, Chief Executive of Sainsbury's plc.
In the October 2000 Academicans' Questionnaire he writes of his approach to painting: 'Formally, I like simple and strongly designed paintings. Also I like paintings that not only express an idea, but whose very organisation is central to any merit they may have…. However I do not employ the spatial system of perspective, but rather seek to highlight the actuality of a painting as a flat surface. Therefore, the paintings exist in two ways: as the apprehension of an idea, and as an entity to be experienced in terms of colour, shape, rhythm, surface, etc'