Gaslight Art Colony welcomes three area artists for the month of August. Photographer Richard Beasley, painter Pria Rahmouni and multimedia artist Julia London-Meddles will show their work beginning Saturday, August 17th with an Artists’ Reception from 6-9 p.m.
Richard Beasley was born in California, moved to Parke County, IN as a young child and then came to Vigo County, IN. He has enjoyed the beauty of nature during all these experiences. His photography career started with an Olympus pocket camera and, as his passion for photography grew, he gravitated toward the abstract art from concrete, steel and glass to the land masses that tower over humans.
Art in various forms has always been a part of Pria Rahmouni’s life, but it was not until she created a portrait as a gift to a close relative that she discovered her love for painting. Since then she has created numerous works that have been exhibited in various art shows in the Wabash Valley area. Her primary mediums are acrylic and oil. While initially human faces tended to be the primary focus of her paintings, in recent years she has created several works that reflect her passion for traveling and exploring the world. The general mood of her paintings is cheerful, with a vibrant and exaggerated color palette, because she prefers to dwell on the positive things that life has to offer. Over time, there has been a gradual shift in her paintings from realism to abstract though a majority of her paintings lie somewhere in the middle.
Julia London-Meddles is an award winning artist who resides in Terre Haute, IN. She is a member of the Hoosier Salon, Gaslight Artist Colony and numerous other art associations in Indiana and Illinois. She has had a busy 2013 starting in January painting live on TV in the United Cerebral Palsy telethon to which she donated three paintings. In April she participated in the Hoosier Salon’s First Brush of Spring ‘en plein air’ (in open air) paint out in New Harmony, Indiana. In May Julia’s “The Cow in Mr. Frisket” won 3rd place in the professional division at the Effingham Art Guild’s spring show. In July she won 3rd place in the Hoosier Salon’s plein air paint out in Wabash, IN.
Gaslight Art Colony is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to broadening an appreciation of the Arts by providing opportunities that promote awareness, participation and understanding through fine arts exhibitions, classes and workshops. The gallery is located at 516 Archer Avenue in Marshall, IL. You can contact the gallery through the website http://www.gaslightartcolony.com, on Facebook: Gaslight Art Colony, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-808-2115.