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Leland Beamen

Leland Beamen

Artist’s Statement

“Through my eyes and onto the canvas, abstraction captures the spirit of the composition, and realism brings to life the soul and flesh of the subject.

We create our environment, then our environment creates us.  I hope my paintings will contribute to the joy, discovery, and appreciation of our surroundings.

Life is a process, not a series of events.  This is practiced in my paintings by the joyful strokes of color progressing toward the subject, moving and changing, even in the act of our perception.  Accurate detail is acknowledged, appreciated and blurred to enhance the radiance of moving life.

In my youth I painted with a safe and realistic technique, but as I matured I found myself feeling
constricted by the conformity.  My life evolved from needing a precise structure to desiring my own personal expression.  I discovered a certain freedom in the abstract (composing) versus reality (representation).  Abstraction sets reality to music by orchestrating colors on canvas like a musician arranges notes for a symphony.  I hope to compose a harmonious blend, pleasing to the eye, but also exciting and stimulating to the soul.”

Experience and Accomplishments:

  • Owned and operated an art school, gallery, frame shop, and art supply business for 25 years.
  • Worked at Stevens Gross Studios in Chicago and Illustrators Group in New York City painting commercial art for 4 years.
  • Created artwork for training films in the US Army for 2 years.
  • Designed and printed silk screen posters in Chicago for 1 year.
  • Sold in excess of 6,000 paintings in over 40 years.
  • Produced and sold 2 limited and 5 unlimited edition prints.

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Gallery At The Lake
15209 Business Hwy. 13
Branson West, MO 65737
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