Featured Artist of the Month
AraDona: Celebrity Portrait Artist
AraDona is currently living and working in the Fort Worth/Dallas area with his wife Julia Stjernstrom, who is a classical figurative and composition painter from Sweden. They met each other while studying at the Florence Academy of Art. In recent years, they hosted several shows together. Studio: AraDona and Julia’s Studio of Classical Arts.
Jim Basham was reared in Fort Worth, TX. Beginning at about three years of age though school days, visual art has always been a life-long interest and study.
Jim’s selection of subjects are influenced by his life experiences. Spending weeks in the summer with his grandparents in a rural setting just south of Fort Worth, he experienced agriculture and nature’s colors first hand in the 1930’s.
Time spent: 4 semesters at Millsaps College, Jackson, eight years living in New Orleans, visit to Nathez, and Mississippi and Florida Gulf coasts have important influences on subjects selected for paintings.
Travel in European countries, especially Italy and France, have added to his appreciation of paintings as an important and beautiful record of history. Besides painting techniques, the technical aspects of painting are important to Jim. The chemistry and construction of painting are important to the durability and lasting quality of the product.
In the early 1960’s, Jim began painting by commission. As he studied and painted with successful working artists, his own assurance of success grew.
In the summer of 1983 he retired early from I.B.M and began painting full time.
Without flowering verbiage and “hype”, Jim says; “Let each painting speak for itself.”
An Artful Evening at The Milan Gallery w/ Reception 6-9pm
September 12th, 2015 Noon-9pm
An Artful Evening is a fun way to explore Fort Worth's galleries with friends. Milan Gallery will be open regular hours from 10am-9pm, with a special reception in the evening from 6-9pm.
Join us for an exciting night with art, music and friends. Many artists will be in attendance, including; Henrietta Milan, Jim Basham, Juliana Ferreyros, George Jones, Doug Clark, and more.
Jim Basham Exhibit - "Amazing Fort Worth Art Discovery"
September 16-30, 2015
This masterful impressionist painter will be unveiling his works for the first time during an Artful Evening at Milan Gallery. Meet the artist Saturday, September 12th - 6-9pm.
Jim Basham is a 92 year old, Fort Worth based artist. He has been painting full time for 32 years.
His travels in European countries have greatly influenced his painting, as you can tell from these two examples of his work. He has been very successful- selling over 270 paintings in his lifetime. Tal Milan, the Gallery Director is excited and honored to show you such wonderful works, by a truly great artist.
Dr. Seuss Exhibit - Opening Reception
October 3rd, 2015 6-9pm
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