Ann M. Musto

Ann M. Musto was born in Schenectady, New York, and grew up in Guilderland, NY, and Bourne, MA.  After a 25 year career in pediatric medicine as a pediatric nurse practitioner in both New Hampshire, and south suburban Boston, she studied with various artists on the South Shore, and is now studying with the atelier at the Academy of Realist Art in the Leather District of Boston.  
Since changing from medicine to art in 2001, she has developed her art through local education and visiting artists' workshops as well as self-study.  She works primarily in palette knife in oils when painting plein air and combines both knife and brush work in the studio. Although solely an oil artist at this time, she has displayed in watercolors and pastels in the past.  Her work has been displayed in juried shows in New England and New York, as well as galleries on the South Shore of Boston and Cape Cod.  She has won many awards in juried exhibitions as well as in plein air competitions.  
In considering the primary impetus for her work, Ann states “it is the idea of composing a painting in order to communicate my understanding both in reality with light and color, and in a spiritual context and therefore to allow the viewer to reflect on their own feelings and experience, and hopefully to gain insight.”  
She lives and paints in Cohasset, MA and she and her husband, Paul, spend spare time in Sandwich, NH with family and friends… another beautiful place to paint!

Ann had a solo exhibition at our Gallery in November 2013. See the images 'here'.
Ann together with Margaret McWethy had an exhibit in November 2015. See the images 'here'.

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"Minot Horizon"
oil, 5"x12"

 

"Road at World's End"
oil, 9"x12"

 

"The Birch"
oil, 8"x12"

 

"A Place to Be"
oil, 12"x12"

 

"Button"
oil, 12"x12"

 

"Tiny Harbor Color"
oil, 3.5"x5"