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
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