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Stewart the seagull street art on Buyukada island, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Street art: Stewart the seagull. Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkey

Im so happy to bring Stewart the seagull to Istanbul and finally he has landed safely. I set out to bring him home to Istanbul and finally it has happened. Stewart the seagull started off his flight from the island of Penang and now he is on the island of Buyukada, Istanbul.ย  He has many friends here and I’m sure he will be happy in his new home.

Istanbul Street art: Stewart the seagull. Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Street art: Stewart the seagull art. Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkey

Stewart the seagull started off as a street art piece on a wall on 75 Stewart Lane in Penang. He lasted 2 years before he was painted over. Stewart then relocated to Gusto Cafe, Hillside, Penang where he is currently residing. Now, Stewart the seagull can be seen as part of Istanbul street art. I am sure he is happy here with the rest of the seagulls and birds.

Watch over the city and keep it safe my friend x

Sketch of the day no 501 in my art journal: The first step is the hardest ~ stewart the seagull


Oops almost forgot to post this up. I was a bit busy being tour guide to some friends visiting.
Sketch of the day in my art journal: The first step is the hardest ~ stewart the seagull

Sketch of the day no 376: Seagull #Moleskine

sketch of seagull
sketch of Stewart the seagull

Sketch of seagull in my moleskine notebook which I take with me everywhere I go. Sometimes it only goes on holiday with me, but sometimes I do sketch in it ๐Ÿ™‚

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Found this in my mailbox. Thank you Dan Brinsmead for this book! How did you know I’ve been looking for it!

Dan is an artist friend of mine. He’s seen me paint stewART the seagull and I’ve told him the story of stewART. I guess stewART also reminds him of Jonathan.

I’m just a little interested in seagulls. I am not obsessed. Really.

I have never readย  Jonathan Livingston Seagull until today. I started hearing about him when I posted up stewART the seagull a few years back. It is uncanny that stewART and Jonathan are so alike! I am so happy to have discovered Jonathan. I love love this story.

The book is describes as “The most celebrated inspirational fable of our time” Jonathan Livingston Seagull shows us that we can soar if we follow our dreams!

Stewart the seagull mural at Gusto cafe
Penang street art: Stewart the seagull bird mural at Gusto cafe. Start your journey…
Stewart the seagull
Penang Street art: Stewart the seagull bird at Reggae bar, Chulia street
StewART the seagull loves to surf
Penang street/beach art: StewART the seagull bird loves to surf
StewART the Seagull
Penang street art: StewART the Seagull bird. Live your dream
Stewart the seagull Beach art in Penang
Penang street/beach art: Stewart the seagull bird Beach art in Penang
stewart the seagull street art penang
Sometimes I still dream…Penang street art: stewART inspirational seagull bird. 75 Stewart Lane, George Town Unesco, Penang



Sketch of the day no 358: StewART the seagull street art mural at Gusto cafe, hillside, Penang, Malasyia by Penang based artist

steART the inspirational seagull at Gustos cafe
Penang street art: StewART the inspirational seagull at Gustos cafe Penang

StewART reappears at GUSTO cafe at hillside Penang…after he was kicked out of 75 Stewart Lane.

Stewart the seagull desperately needed a new home since he was abruptly evicted from the shop house he lived in George Town. Eviction is a common problem in the old town Unesco heritage zone. The motto these days is out with the old, and in with the new. Sad as it is, but life must move on…

So, after being sad for a while, I decided to bring Stewart the seagull back from the streets with some help from my friends Ru, Lily and her kids.

We asked Jason from Gusto cafe if he was ok with us painting at his cafe. He was more than delighted to host us as Gusto’s first art community. We arranged a time with him the following day (before he changed his mind) and painted Stewart the Seagull on his Wooden shutter.

It was a super fun collaboration.

Thank you Jason for letting us draw all over your wooden window.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay tuned to see where else StewART goes!!


Gusto Cafe Penang

4, Jln Sg. Kelian, Tg. Bunga
Penang, Malaysia
04-890 4012
stewART the seagull street art at Gusto Hillside, Penang
stewART the seagull street art at Gusto Hillside, Penang

Sketch of the day no 321: StewART the seagull “Live Your Dream”

StewART the Seagull
StewART the Seagull street art: Live your dream.

StewART the seagull reminds us to live our dream. I meant to paint this somewhere outdoors but I didn’t feel like leaving my room, and so he ended up on my studio wall. Not quite a street art piece ๐Ÿ™‚

Sketch of the day no 37: Stewart the Seagull and the story behind it

Today’s sketch of the day is Stewart the seagull. I got interested in seagulls after a story a couple told me about one of their encounters with seagulls whilst sailing around the world on their boat ‘Mind the Gap” (Actually it was a story about storks but I got them mixed up!) Anyway a group of seagulls were at sea, just like the couple on their boat. It was somewhere off South Africa where there was a storm that lasted days. They were weeks away from land so they had to pray and wait for the storm to pass. The seagulls too. (well storks) It started with 6 birds trying to seek shelter on their boat but everyday, one would be lost and finally the last survivor was left. He survived because he set aside all his human preconceptions and made friends with the couple. Survival instinct made him brave enough to not fly away into the storm. He was forced to face his human fears. After he made friends with the couple, he set up camp with them until the weather cleared and he fly away. The story really moved me to remember this brave bird. To celebrate his courage, I have painted and sketched seagulls and I love sharing this story.

Sketch of Sewart the seagull
stewart the seagull

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Street Art Penang – another artist strikes the wall!

This is on stewart lane, georgetown, penang. This wall showcases 3 street artists working separately at different times but making a piece that appears collaborative

Get a Life
Sometimes I still Dream……

“Sometimes I still dream” says Stewart the seagull. Stewart the seagull is a dreamer…

“Get a life!” says the house crow swooping down at Stewart the seagull.


This was located at 75 Stewart Lane, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Street Art Penang: Stewart the seagull

Inspirational street art on Stewart Lane in Georgetown, Penang.

why is there a Seagul on my wall? pfff……


Sometimes I still dream….



The story of the Stewart the seagull is to honour the birds lost at sea during a 3 week storm. They were caught out at sea and had no where to go but found shelter aboard a boat “Mind the Gap”. Stewart was the only one who stuck his neck out to make friends with the boat owners, chilling on their deck. He survived. Birds go through a lot of danger and obstacles and many lose their lives when they travel, still they do it. Their sense of determination and survival instincts is truly inspirational.

Also see Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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