Meet our Artists!
Gusto is proud to feature the work of our fantastic local artist community. Adorning the walls throughout the restaurant are original and art prints to enjoy and even purchase. Find many of our artists by clicking here.
Featured Artist |Tracy Lynn Ross
“I was introduced to a world of creativity my first day I attended Japanese school. Growing up in a military family moving from place to place I never stopped drawing & painting. I met my husband in school here in Tucson and became an Art teacher while raising two boys. Leaving the public school system after 23 years, I now teach adult leisure classes and have young artist classes in my home studio. I’m not sure which I enjoy more painting or teaching! I am an award winning signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild.”
Featured Artist | Susan Meyer
“I have been painting since I was a child and find it to be my comfort place. Painting has always calmed me down and inspired me. There is a place in my head that lets me dream and create and the process of painting organizes me. Now, I paint whimsy that makes me happy. When I painted for shows, my subject matter was more abstract, but now I paint the little butterfly on a flower or a quail sitting on a cactus. Life has become so dear and special that small things are special now.”
Visit my website: Susan Meyer
Featured Artist |Jim Hajicek
“When I show my work, the most fulfilling thing is to watch as it brings forth reactions and feelings: a brief moment of nostalgia, an emotional memory, a sense of resignation and acceptance. Even an expression of distaste or rejection can be satisfying, because I know I touched something inside.”
Visit my website: Jim Hajicek
Gusto Osteria expects to reintroduce this unique addition to our great food and friendly atmosphere.
As protocols allow: Come visit our artists during Live Paintings on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-8:30pm at Gusto Osteria at 7153 E Tanque Verde Road (in the Safeway shopping center) Tucson, Arizona 85715.
Artists will be doing small acrylics during dinner. See their techniques, ask questions, and have a delicious dinner! There will also be prints, notecards and small works for sale. Please also check out the Current Art Show that is hanging on the walls!