Henry Stinson was born in Anchorage, Alaska but spent much of his childhood in the Pacific Northwest. His university training began with Washington State University. It was continued at the Art Institute of Seattle and ended with four years of intensive study – painting with master impressionist teacher Ron Lukas in his Seattle Studio.
Stinson has taught drawing and painting for 17 years at colleges and privately owned schools and is also teaching national workshops.
He maintains an active painting studio in Washington state and continues to paint on location throughout the United States. He has exhibited his work in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Florida, Washington, and Oregon as well as the United States Embassy in Geneva Switzerland.
"Henry's love of painting the unique stems for his inability to resist capturing those unusual moments in life that make each of us step back and think. It may be a humorous thought or a moment of beauty or simply something that catches the eye and sits on the edge of the memory." (Bonner David Galleries)