Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Arizona Based Artist Ed Musante Paints Wildlife on Vintage Cigar Boxes


Ed Musante was born in Honolulu, HI in 1942 and presently based in Tucson, Arizon. Ed got education in art at the University of California, Berkeley, and gained a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He specializes in painting birds and animals on vintage cigar boxes. He paints small-scale portraits of wildlife in saturated and bright colors. The artist uses rich dry pigments that pop on a natural finish of the wooden cigar boxes.

"He loves painting birds for their colors and attitudes ( a Rufous Hummingbird can be very territorial) and the graphics of cigar boxes can frame the birds and relate to them (A Barn Owl painted on a White Owl cigar box) in a symbiotic way." via