About the Artist :: Stefan Pastuhov

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Since moving to Maine 28 years ago I have been surrounded by beauty. Whether in the mountains, amidst rural farms, or on the coast, landscapes abound. Throughout the seasons each site I paint offers an individuality and uniqueness special to the state of Maine. I paint outside on location, and that makes each day new – be it overcast or sunny, snowy or green, ablaze with fall colors or barren of leaves, every location I paint is constantly changing. With this constant flux I am able to paint a number of paintings in the same spot, each one attaining a quality all its own.

The intellectual challenge of designing each piece, then undertaking its construction, is very meaningful to me as an artist. Capturing the sparkling light of the late afternoon or the reflection in a rushing stream will always excite my senses. Being in the fresh air and an occasional long hike to access a remote location are the inspirations for my work. My influences are numerous: from the French Impressionists Corot and Sisely to the Rockport School’s A. T Hibbard, Emile Gruppe, and Paul Strisik. California artists William Wendt and Edgar Payne are also among my “heroes.” All were plein air painters themselves. Although most of my work is done in Maine, you will rarely see me without my paints.

Featured Gallery Shows of Stefan Pastuhov

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