ABOUT THE ART

BEACONS OF LIGHT

This art gallery has been created by the artists of our Visual Artists Community. This community was formed of a few talented artists all based in Mumbai Metropolitan Region with the intention of holding an Art Exhibition during the Easter season this year.

Covid-19 came along at the time of our first planned meet up so we decided to meet online. That first gathering turned into a regular meeting. We share our stories, learn and discuss new ideas around art and God and our purpose as artists.

The natural next step for the community was to work on a join art project. So, Beacons of Light was born. This is the first time we are trying an Online Art Gallery. After agreeing the theme of the exhibition, each Artist worked on their own ideas and interpretations and discussed their creative process with the group, hearing feedback and refining their ideas. It's been a truly wonderful experience.

Our hope is that you will not only enjoy the art, but also experience the sense of hope each Artist has tried to convey in their art works. We invite you to join us for teh Online Q&A sessions with the artists metioned below and we hope you will explore more about the artists here through this page.

TO THE LIGHT

mixed media on watercolour paper by Daniel Luis

There is something magical about how life can be found in the most unlikely places. Even in a place seemingly devoid of life, the light reaches through the darkness and provides hope. The painting depicts a plant growing in darkness, yet reaching out to the source of light. A faint ray, providing nourishment and hope.

1-Thumbnail Sketch
2-Colour Rough
3-Photo Reference for Subject
4-Photo Reference for details
5-Laying down the Background in Watercol
6-Opaque paint addition dry brush
 
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About Daniel

Daniel is a self taught artist from Goa, residing in Mumbai.

 

He draws inspiration from Nature and combines his passion for art and the natural world through his wildlife and nature drawings.

 

He is currently pursuing a degree in applied art.

INSTA LIVE WITH

DANIEL LUIS

21st July

7pm

 

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BREATHE!

Photograph by Vivek Chandeliya

 
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About Vivek

Vivek grew up in Bombay and first started taking photos 6 years ago. The city and its people are a constant source of inspiration for him. He enjoys capturing moments which show the essence of life in the city; the contrasts, the quirks, the struggles and the joys.

HOPE DIARY

Mixed media on handmade paper by Etienne Coutinho

This painting was conceived when I experienced the darkness and dystopia

 of this present time, acutely. The rough, endless, unbroken walls of nothingness.

 

But my hands, they feel the pigments, knife, pallet and solvent

and scratchings on walls …and then, words like flashes, 

The word, of hope, takes flesh and form, yielding sight.

 

About Etienne

Etienne is a fine artist, theatre director, graphic designer and film director. He studied at JJ School of fine Art and is well known for directing long running play Bombay Jazz. Etienne runs his own production company Work in Progress

INSTA LIVE WITH

ETIENNE COUTINHO

Friday 24th July

7pm

 

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HOPE OF LIGHT

digital art by Jeremy Kuruthukulangara

Digital illustration was done on Photoshop and video effects on After Effects. See the development of the artwork in the video below.

 
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About Jeremy

Jeremy Kuruthukulangara is a visual artist and graphic designer based out of Mumbai. He's been doing art and design for the past 8+ years and is currently working as a senior art director for a marketing agency. Professional motto - Do good art for good people!

INSTA LIVE WITH

JEREMY KURUTHUKULANGARA

Thursday 23rd July

7pm

 

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