Contributed Oil on canvas called Early Morning Practice by Kerrie Stafford that won an honourable mention in the Garibaldi Art Club Spring Juried Exhibition that is now on display at Swan-E-Set Bay Resort and Country Club.

Rushing Water wins spring show

Acrylic by Maple Ridge artist Jack Prasad awarded best in show.

The Garibaldi Art Club’s Spring Juried Exhbition is now on display at Swaneset Bay Resort and Country Club.

There were 47 pieces selected for the show, the work of 20 artists.

Five pieces were separately chosen to be “on reserve”.

Mediums include acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and oil.

Best In Show was given to artist Jack Prasad for his acrylic painting called Rushing Water.

The acrylic is one of three pieces Prasad painted of the Coquitlam watershed.

Prasad enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes, but he is very versatile.

“What inspired me was when I was doing lots of hiking. I did the West Coast Trail in ‘95. That inspired me to do landscape and seascapes,” said the Maple Ridge artist who began his career 25 years ago.

“I actually started with marine art,” he said adding that he loved painting boats and anything with a nautical theme.

What drew Prasad to the Coquitlam watershed it the depth of the forest scenery.

He also liked the wintery landscape.

“It’s all about what Canada is all about,” he said.

Kerrie Stafford was awarded third place for her oil on canvas called Sunflowers.

Sunflowers is a plein air painting from a life study of the flowers at a girlfriends house where a group get together to paint.

“She set up the still life of a vase of sunflowers on her patio because it was raining out so we couldnt’ go out in the yard,” said Stafford.

The painting is done in bold and exagerrated colours.

“My thing that excites me is taking something realistic and painting it more in expressive, impressionistic but not totally abstract,” said the artist.

“Perhaps still recognizable that its flowers or whatever it is but push the limits so its a little more dynamic,” she contined.

Stafford is always aware of her colour pallette and works with complementary colours in different values.

“So they play nicely off each other so you get some colour vibration happening,” she said explaining that to the eye it is more interesting.

Stafford also won an honourable mention for another oil on canvas called Early Morning Practice.

The painting is of a ballerina, bent over, delicately adjusting her slipper that Stafford photographed herself.

“What I like the most about that pose is the way the light came through her tutu. I kind of exposed some light through and the shape below it,” said Stafford.

This is the Garibaldi Art Club’s 58th year putting on shows for the community.

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Contributed Oil on canvas called Early Morning Practice by Kerrie Stafford that won an honourable mention in the Garibaldi Art Club Spring Juried Exhibition that is now on display at Swan-E-Set Bay Resort and Country Club.

Contributed Oil on canvas called Sunflowers by Kerrie Stafford that won third place in the Garibaldi Art Club Spring Juried Exhibition that is now on display at Swan-E-Set Bay Resort and Country Club.

Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS Artist Jack Prasad with two acrylic paintings, Rushing Water #2 on the left and Inside Passage. Rushing Water #1 won best in show at the Garibaldi Art Club Spring Juried Exhibition that is now on display at Swan-E-Set Bay Resort and Country Club.

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