Gladys Stewart holds a PhD in Environmental Studies at the University of California, Davis.
She practices Watercolor and Sumie painting for over five years. Watercolor teachers: Harriet Carotenuto and Nancy Wernersbach. Sumie teachers:  Carolyn Clarke, Sally F. Fader and SungSook Setton. She has also attended workshops with Dr. Gan Yu, HuiSheng Li,  David Lee and calligraphy with S. Shen. Exhiibited at Suburban Art Legue, The Casino at Garden City, Glen Cove Senior Center, Bayard Arburetum and Multinational Cultural Festival in Long Island.