Harry Stooshinoff is a Canadian artist who uses paint and collage to create gorgeous landscapes.
After grad school, Harry had early success getting grants and selling his work through galleries, but as he will tell you, he realized working with the galleries was not a good choice for him. He made a tough decision that allowed him to design his lifestyle and take full ownership of the sales of his artwork.
Harry and I talk about his creative process, the issues he sees inherent in the artist / gallery relationship and how he built his collector base.
Other Artists Mentioned:
Jack Lemon at Landfall Press Fine Art
Books Antrese Mentioned:
Harry’s Book Recommendations:
- The Unknown Matisse, Vol 1, Penguin, 1998, Hilary Spurling
- Matisse the Master: The Life of Henri Matisse, Hilary Spurling (this is Vol 2)
- Cezanne, A Life, Alex Danchev, Pantheon, 2012
- Bridge of Sighs, Richard Russo, Alfred Knopf, 2007
I love this artist’s work. I just discovered him on the Black Pond Studio website which I follow, and am almost ready to buy a couple of pieces. Very exciting. Thanks for the interview