Garibaldi club’s fall show

Takes place at Fraserview Village Hall, with paintings, art cards

A watercolour

A watercolour

Local artist Jean Abbott will have three new pieces on display at the Garibaldi Art Club’s annual Fall Show this weekend.

Abbott, who became a member of the Garibaldi Art Club in 2007, draws her inspiration from everyday objects, especially things that are rustic and old.

“I love old broken down buildings and boats and vehicles. I love doing old vehicles. Old faces, anything old,” said the self-described country girl.

Abbott paints primarily in acrylics and watercolour.

Her first entry into the show is a watercolour called Flame of Costa Rica.

Beached, the name of her second entry, is an acrylic of an old broken down life boat that Abbott discovered while exploring Fort Worden in Washington state.

Her last entry is another acrylic called West Coast Sunset that she painted from a photograph her husband took of a sunset at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

“We go down there every year and my husband took many pictures of the sunset that particular evening because it was just blazing. It was just the most glorious loud coloured sunset. I had about 100 photos to choose from,” said Abbott.

The first art show Abbott entered was in the spring of 2010 where she received her first honourable mention.

At this year’s juried Spring 2014 Show at the Maple Ridge Art Gallery at the ACT, Abbott received third place for her painting called Crow (Just Browsing) and an honourable mention for another called Basket (Dinner Plans).

Abbott is also a member of the Group of Nine Artists and Canadian Federation of Artists.

The Garibaldi Art Club Fall Show  2014 will include 53 other artists, 173 framed paintings, 38 unframed paintings, art cards and ceramics.

The show takes place at Fraserview Village Hall, 22610 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge.

• Opening night is on Friday at 7 p.m. and the show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.