Meet artist Abigail Jones who painted the mural on the Foard Construction building on Pecan Ave. at an artist reception on Gallery Crawl night, Friday, December 5th, from 6:00PM-7:30PM. It will be held at the Foard Construction Company, 626 Pecan Avenue. Abigail completed painting the rendition of the Charlotte skyline with an I-beam in the foreground last month. She worked diligently for over a month, carefully and thoughtfully immersed, to produce a well exposed mural for the Foard’s, our neighborhood, and all to appreciate every time we drive over the railroad tracks.
Abigail’s bio reads, “After graduating from East Carolina University with a degree in Studio Arts and a concentration in Painting and Drawing in 2013, I was filled with wanderlust. So, I traveled to Arizona and worked for a conservation corps doing trail work in correlation with the National Park Service and National Forest Service. Once my contract ended I came back to the home I know and love in North Carolina to pursue my dream to be a starving artist.
I am inspired by people, their stories, adventures, heartaches, beliefs, and their individualism. My desire to portray this in my work spawned off of a series I did about my own life, and how I began to find hope, despite the depths of my past.”
The Foard’s have installed a light above the mural so that it can be seen at night. Paintings by Abigail and photographs by local photographer Nancy Albert will be on display inside. Light refreshments will be served.