Descended from Russian grandparents who fled to America in 1917, Stefan
Pastuhov was instantly inspired by his surroundings when he moved to
Maine in 1984. Stefan started his formal art training in Paris and
received his BFA from the Boston Museum School/Tufts University. He has
been especially influenced by painters in the Cape Ann plein air
tradition, Aldro Hibbard, Emile Gruppe, Paul Strisik and Bernard Corey.
Painting in an impressionist style, with a loose brushstroke in larger
pieces and finer detailing in smaller pieces, Stefan appreciates the
fact that Maine still offers unspoiled views of the rural landscape.