"Field to Finish"
Margaret McWethy and Ann M. Musto

November 14, 2015

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This exhibit focused on the process of painting: there will be preliminary sketches and studies on display together with the final plein-air or studio paintings.

 

About the Artists

Margaret McWethy is an Impressionist painter with a lifelong interest in art and the natural world. She paints the scenes that surround her, but her real subjects are the brilliance of light and the rhythms of nature.
Margaret studied art history and biology at Swarthmore College. Since graduating she has sought teachers who base their art on training, careful observation, and understanding. Master colorist, Henry Hensche and nationally known portrait artist Cedric Egeli, have been influential teachers who have helped Margaret learn the skills and discipline needed to express her personal view of nature. The pursuit of knowledge to enhance her “seeing” of the world has become an ongoing journey for Margaret. Margaret’s background in the sciences tends to make her approach a blend of the analytical and intuitive. “I like the idea of reducing things to parts to see how they work, then reconstructing and editing. Not with the object of reducing things to formulas but to reach some real understanding with which one can then begin to create. I always like exploring the small landscape of the still life. I enjoy the intimacy of the relationships.”
Margaret teaches painting the Impressionist still life and landscape locally. She has won numerous awards and is a charter member of the New England Plein Air Painters. Her work hangs in private collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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 primarily works in palette knife in oils, but has also displayed in pastel and watercolor.  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. 

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MARGARET McWETHY's works:

"Last Snow World's End"
oil, 11"x14"

 

"Last Snow"
oil, 6"x8",
SOLD

 

Last Snow sketches

 

"Last Snow"
oil, 8"x8"

 

Through the Trees sketch

 

"Through the trees HYC"
oil, 11"x14"

 

"Through the Trees sketch"
oil, 6"x8"

 

"Through the Trees sketch"
oil, 6"x8"

 

"Through the Trees HYC sketch"
oil, 6"x8",
SOLD

 

"Snowy Sunrise World's End sketch"
oil, 8"x6",
SOLD

 

"Snowy Sunrise World's End"
oil, 10"x8",
SOLD

 

"Snowy Sunrise World's End"
oil, 20"x16",
SOLD

 

Snowy Sunrise World's End sketches

 

Snowy Sunrise World's End sketch

 

"Belted Galloways"
oil, 6"x8"
SOLD

 

Summer Days, Turkey Hill sketch

 

Summer Days, Turkey Hill sketch

 

Summer Days, Turkey Hill sketch

 

Summer Days, Turkey Hill sketch

 

"Summer Days, Turkey Hill sketch"
oil, 6"x8",
SOLD

 

"Summer Days, Turkey Hill"
oil, 9"x12",
SOLD

  

"Summer Days, Turkey Hill"
oil, 18"x24",
SOLD

 

 

Beautiful Day, World's End sketches

 

"Beautiful Day, World's End sketch"
oil, 6"x8"

  

"Beautiful Day, World's End"
oil, 11"x14",
SOLD

 

"Beautiful Day, World's End"
oil, 22"x28",
SOLD

  

Across The Pond World's End sketch

 

"Across The Pond Worlds End sketch"
oil, 4.5"x7",
SOLD

 

"Across The Pond, World's End"
oil, 8"x16",
SOLD

 

ANN M. MUSTO's works: 

"My Rock"
oil, 6"x12"

 

"On the Rocks"
oil, 15"x30"

 

"Misty Hill Farm"
oil, 6"x8"

 

"Spring Farm"
oil, 16"x20"

 

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

 

  "Road Less Travelled"
oil, 16"x20",
SOLD

 

"My Fortress"
oil, 8"x11",
SOLD

 

"The Promentary"
oil, 12"x24"

 

"Tiny Harbor Color"
oil, 3.5"x5"

 

"Harbor Days"
oil, 20"x24"

 

"Tree of Life"
oil, 12"x12",
SOLD

 

"Separate"
oil, 22"x30",
SOLD

 

"Island Hideaway"
oil, 12"x24"

 

"Silent Space"
oil, 20"x40"