Chris Forsey, RI, SGFA
Artist - Illustrator
News and Events in 2013
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOURS
5-18 April, 2013,THE MALL GALLERIES, London. Chris will be demonstrating at The Mall Galleries on 9 April and 11 April 11 30- 4pm
ZAKYNTHOS PAINTING HOLIDAY
9-23 May2013 see flyer for details and booking form etc
DEDHAM HALL PAINTING WEEK
13-20 July 2013 Painting in Constable country in acrylic/mixedmedia/watercolour. Details and brochure from email@example.com
THE D'ART GALLERY
29 March-20 April. 2 man Easter show . D'ART GALLERY, 4 Lower Street, Dartmouth, 01803 834923. see gallery website for details.
LINCOLN JOYCE FINE ART
20 April -10 May SOLO SHOW. Exhibition of new work, acrylics, watercolours, mixed-media, oils. Painting Demonstrations 20 and 21 April , see gallery website for details or contact 01372 458481
GULLANE ART GALLERY
Spring show. contact gallery for details 01620 843082 firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST DEAN COLLEGE
Chichester, Autumn 2012 "Atmospheric winter landscapes in acrylic, mixed-media" Contact West Dean College for details
DVD "BEYOND WATERCOLOUR" CHRIS FORSEY RIE
Available from Town House Films 01603 299441 www.townhousefilms.blogspot.com or from
WEST NORFOLK PAINTING WEEKEND
28-30 September 2012
Weekend painting course of watercolour and mixed media
See www.westnorfolkarts.co.uk for details
Date to be confirmed
Painting week in inspirational north Cornwall location , superb accommodation and studio close to dramatic coastline.
See my website for details
I began my art career as an illustrator in a publisher's studio after studying art and graphics in Bristol. I am a self taught watercolour painter, constantly trying to extend and add to my skills in water-based media. I have exhibted on numerous occasions with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. I am a tutor of painting and run my own watercolour classes in Surrey and Sussex and in the Greek Islands. I also give lively and informative demonstraitons to art societies and groups thoughout South East England and am delighted to undertake commisssions of landscape subjects and house portraits.
I endeavour to re-appraise my style and technique on a regular basis and this has led me towards a mixed-media approach to my work, combining watercolour, acrylic, pastel and gouache. I am exhilarated by colour and surface and enjoy creating textured layers of dry-brushed colour that allow hints of complementary hue to glow through, thus creating an exciting surface of scattered, broken colour.
I specialise in landscape subjects, exploring the themes of man-made alongside the organic: buildings by water; structure emerging from a rocky cliff, sometimes with figures contributing to this theme, inhabiting the middle ground between buidings and the wildness of nature. I am inspired by downland, coastal scenes of the Uk and the Mediternean, cafe life and townscapes. I try to capture the sense of a place at a specific moment, season or time of day, always endeavouring to bring passion and immediacy to my work.
Chris was awarded the prestigious F DONALD BLAKE AWARD for a contemporary watercolour by the LINCOLN JOYCE gallery in 2006at the RI spring exhibition and also THE MATT BRUCE MEMORIAL AWARD for light and colour at the 2007 RI exhibition. www.royalinstituteofpaintersinwatercolours.org/