In the early 2000s in Los Angeles, Lindsay began painting sweatsuits and stitching on sequin appliques in her dining room, eventually shipping her brand Maxwell Hudson, to dozens of accounts across the country. In 2009, Lindsay moved to New York and worked as Director of Marketing and Events for wine boutiques and also built a loyal client base as a wardrobe stylist and image consultant in Manhattan and Long Island. Lindsay has spent time in front of the camera, both print and television, and studied at HB Studios.
In 2012, Lindsay was searching for a creative outlet after the birth of her second son and began painting moccasins, developing the brand Free Range Mama. When Lindsay began posting images of her handpainted baby moccasins, word traveled fast. Soon the moccasins garnered the attention of A-list celebrities and stylists. Minnetonka Moccasin Co featured Free Range Mama as the launch of their "Made by Hand" series. Minnetonka Japan joined in as well. A successful Etsy shop was born, and ultimately lindsaystewart.com was launched.
In 2016, Minnetonka Moccasin Co reached out to Lindsay to collaborate on an exclusive collection to add to their infant line.
Today, Lindsay's moccasins are called on by children's event planners, boutiques, bloggers and clients across the country. She now ships worldwide.
Lindsay is passionate about encouraging, inspiring and making things that make people feel good. Her mission is to promote children's individuality and confidence with her one-of-a-kind, handpainted designs and leading a series of workshops she has developed to teach artistic expression.
Lindsay works across multiple disciplines creating visual joy. Her goal is to bring inspiration and encouragement to her audience. Lindsay's eclectic style (think Stevie Nicks meets Jackie O) is the driving force behind her musically inspired artwork and polished bohemian designs. She loves to make things - whether it's your day, a batch of homemade enchiladas, a mess, or a pretty picture painted on a pair of moccasins. She enjoys her folks' record collections, hauling firewood with her dad, giggling with her mom, and creating anything.
Lindsay is originally from Washington State and lives in New York with her husband, Josh, and two boys, Maxwell Hudson & Magnus Kingston. And their lab, Mr. Luc.
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