Beach Glass Treasure "A rare treasure amongst the waves"
Beach glass catapulted the entire mission of this company from the boardwalk to the low tide line. Dedicated creative entrepreneur Rachel Town would walk the shores daily with her son, who was only 2 years old at the time, with autism. The motivation they find within each treasure hunt fuels the inspiration for her to share with the world an impression through art to portray everyday feelings and vividness that life offers as a whole.
Her "sun" is her life, as Ms. Town has stated. Above all, as therapy for her son's diagnosis of autism began to dwindle down to politics she would take him to the shores after spending 3 years in endless therapy and inclusion based settings getting nowhere.
The tumbled treasures the waters would return gave way to a new "therapy" that helped her son more than any other autism therapy could deliver. Going against the grain while fighting for her son's rights and following the prescribed therapy instruction she quickly began to realize that it was not helping him and leading them down multiple dead ends.
One day her son found amongst the low tide and the high tide line when they were in a secret zone usually closed off by the waters, was one piece of beach glass waiting on a slab of wood drifted in from the previous night's moon waves. She had seen it but thought it was just a rock, her son kept pointing to it and then brought it over to her to add into the container they used to collect beach glass with the words, "I did it".
It was a moment of epiphany and wide-eyed shock.
She knew she wasn't about to give up after this engraved point in time. As it was a monumental breakthrough for a child who was previously nonverbal. She knew she had to keep trying and implementing "beach therapy" as it was the only thing that had got him to actually utilize words to communicate.
The inclusion of beach glass in each canvas painting was a difficult decision to make. The passion that went towards finding each piece is as definitive as each painting itself. The vibrant use of acrylic paint blends the feeling and tone of each scene into a connection sharing with each viewer.
The choice of beach glass pieces that appear in each scene was not done by chance. Taken into close consideration the history of each piece, where it came from based on heavy research, how it was found when walking along the shore, and what it adds to the scene's meaning is why Ms. Town offers such an outstanding array of collections that its hard to chose just one painting that you want to have hanging in your presence.
Each original painting on stretched gallery canvas is created using high-quality professional acrylic paint, attention to detail, and ready to hang (wired on the back or framed). A certificate of authenticity is included with each artwork and signed by the creative entrepreneur herself.
Briquette's Smokehouse (Ashtabula, OH): May 14, 2018 - August 4, 2018
Gallery 304 (Conneaut, OH): August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
The Arts On Bridge Street (Ashtabula, OH): August 25 & August 26, 2018
How to Find Beach Glass: an in-person on-site class that teaches anyone interested how to find their own beach glass along the shore. August 1, 2018, 10 am & 6 pm @Conneaut Township Park
Sip & Paint Night: A non-alcohol version of fun at the Kingsville, OH Simak Center across from the Kingsville public library. Teaching how to paint a beachscape on slate August 18, 2018 Noon-3pm.
Artists, let's make money: an online course for artists that have made at least one sale and aren't sure what to do to keep the sales consistent enough to depend on to pay their bills.
Meet The Artist Receptions:
Briquette's Smokehouse (Ashtabula, OH) third floor: August 4, 2018
Conneaut Public Library (Conneaut, OH): August 31, 2018