Harry Stooshinoff

Canadian artist Harry Stooshinoff describes his location as "south of Peterborough, just north of Lake Ontario", and says "I don’t know if I really have favourites...I just make them and go on to the next...I like these two though":

Low Side acrylic on paper 8.75" x 6" December 2012

 After Sandy acrylic and pencil on paper 11" x 15" October 2012

I'm just wild about Harry Stooshinoff's work. He's got a truly unique vision, but his world also looks like the one I know. He says, "I keep trying to make them more real, yet more abstract and design based at the same time."

Also, what American doesn't soulfully pine after the Canadian landscape? Here are my two favorites, both with a kind of breezy, blowsy look:

Late April acrylic and pencil on paper 11"x15" April 2012

November Sky acrylic and pencil on archival paper 11" x15" Nov 2012

You can see more of Harry Stooshinoff's work at his blog and his Etsy shop.

There are so many good painters who blog that it'll impossible for me to get to them all this month, but here's an idea. If you are an artist who blogs, and would like to be included this month in The Art Room, please email your choice of your ONE favorite painting from 2012, along with a link to your blog. Include the title, size, medium, month and year. All of these submissions will be included in one grand and interesting post towards the end of the month.


  1. I just love his vision! Thanks for sharing these and introducing us to Harry's artwork.
    Love them.

  2. Taryn, I love your comment "what American doesn't soulfully pine after the Canadian landscape?'" Actually I fear too few Americans have ever seen any Canadian landscape paintings despite Canada being a real hot bed of landscape art ( I realize the term "hot bed" isn't the best in referring to anyplace that far north). Thanks for sharing Harry Stooshinoff's fine paintings He is consistently interesting and quite distinctive.

  3. I also love Harry's work. He is one of the few artists I follow online that I actually discovered initially on Etsy.


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