Beasley and Ottensman: A Survey of Nature
The Beeville Art Museum hosts an exhibition of Texas landscapes and Texas wildlife by local father/daughter artists, Tom Beasley and Laura Beasley Ottensman. With approximately twenty-five pieces in the show--including oil paintings, acrylics, pastels, and pencil drawings—the two artists capture the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of South Texas. Beasley has been painting on and off since 1970, with a big break in between when he was starting his family. His daughter, Laura, a natural talent according to her dad, has been painting all her life. Artistic talent runs throughout the Beasley family, with Tom’s sister an acclaimed wildlife photographer, and his great-grandmother, Annie Mary Gamman Beasley, also an artist. In fact, Great-Grandmother Beasley’s startlingly-realistic depiction of a great horned owl, painted in the 1930’s, will be included in the exhibition alongside Tom’s more recent beautifully-rendered pencil drawing of an owl. Beasley and Ottensman: A Survey of Nature will be on view at the museum from September 28 through December 28, 2013. Admission is free.