Wesley L. Stewart was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. Wesley L. Stewart’s current artwork explores biomes juxtaposed with abstract shapes, lines, and pattern, thus creating contrast of space, traditional fine art, and street art. He is interested in public art and how murals, sculpture, and installations reinvent or altar spaces.
WLS received a BFA from Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia and a MFA - emphasis in Sculpture - from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
WLS's also works under the moniker Regal Hyena and is engaged in cross-disciplinary collaboration with other artists. Gestural energy, scale, linear marks, biota, movement, pattern, intense colors, textures, Street Art, cartoons, video games, mixed media, and materials are woven into the work.
Artwork can be found at restaurants such as Pineapple Ink Tavern, Frog Hollow Tavern, and both Farmhaus Burgers. Public work seen on the University of North Georgia campus in Dahlonega, Georgia and entrance sculpture for Beacon Station Apartments in Augusta, Georgia.