Boadicea in Albion
Artist Andy Coughlan will bring a slice of the English landscape to Beaumont in September as part of the exhibition “Boadicea in Albion,” Sept. 13-26. The exhibition will open with a reception, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 13.
A native of England and a long-time resident of Southeast Texas, Coughlan’s paintings earned “Best in Show” in the 2013 Beaumont Art League’s Membership Show and the prize was this solo show.
Coughlan’s paintings will fill the League’s two galleries, with the Brown Gallery featuring his traditional female-inspired abstracts.
Boadicea was an English warrior queen around 60 AD who drove the Romans out of Britain at the battle of Londeneum, which is now London. The paintings in the Brown Gallery will be named for strong historical and mythological British women.
Coughlan plans to convert the Scurlock Gallery into an installation — a room that will serve as a single piece. Seven of Coughlan’s paintings will form a 360-degree abstract landscape.
The installation will also feature a soundscape of the winds of the South Downs recorded and mixed by his nephew Daniel Walker.
The Beaumont Art League is located at 2675 Gulf St. in Beaumont. For more information, visit the “Boadicea in Albion” event page on Facebook, or visit www.beaumontartleague.org.