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Peek into the home of an artist

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

VAIL ” In celebrating the completion of her most recent home, artist Elisa Musson will have her oil paintings and home on display the Tuesday-Thursday, and again on Saturday. Her home, located in the Booth Creek neighborhood of Vail, is a collaborative work created by Musson, architect Jane Snyder of Mosaic Architects and builder John Boles.

This special event will allow the public to see for themselves how an artist’s creativity can be integrated with daily life. Musson will be on hand to share her reasoning behind every archway and every window.

“This home was particularly inspirational,” Musson said. “Because of its location near the base of the Booth Creek Falls hiking trail and having such wonderful sun exposure, and views of the Gore Range and a waterfall across the way. I have always envisioned a family living here full-time, or enjoying extended vacations just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Vail Village.”

This is the artist’s second “home creation” to be for sale in Vail. At $3,350,000, it is the largest project she has ever undertaken.

Musson was born in Normandy, France, and has lived in Paris, New Caledonia, Australia and London.

Growing up in France, surrounded by museums and art exhibitions, Musson developed an appreciation for classical and impressionist art. Consequently, over the past few years, she has been studying the techniques, materials and mediums of the Old Masters. It is her belief that, by using this approach in her painting, she can ensure that collectors can enjoy the artwork for generations.

Shelves in her studio are lined with art books about John Singer Sargent, William Turner and the Hudson River School painters like Sanford R. Gilford and Martin Johnson Heade.

Musson is currently a student of Art Student League of Denver, where she began studying with Kim English and is now a student of Ron Hicks, two world-famous artists. International Gallery in Vail represents Ron Hicks’s artwork, “whose philosophy involves guiding the viewer through a painting by the use of shapes and lights.”

Musson is now a resident of Vail, where she finds inspiration for her oil painting landscapes. Her other interest is in painting still life.

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