Lashun Beal is a native of Detroit in 1962. He knew as a child that he wanted to be an artist. He is essentially a self-taught artist who, although he lacks formal training has had some art training.
Wanting to see other places in the world, Beal joined the United States Marines and traveled to Europe, South America and the Far East. Some of the cultures he experienced is reflected in his art and is particularly synthesized in the central figure in most of his work - that of the “Universal Woman”, as he calls her.
Among his artistic influences Beal lists Romare Bearden, Paul Goodnight and William Tolliver, as well as African art. The artist has won several awards and commissions and participated in gallery exhibitions across the country. He currently lives in the Houston area.