Lynne Forrester

I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember - it's something I love to do. My initial training was at the Aberystwyth School of Art and since then I've been the lucky recipient of many words and techniques of wisdom from lots of art tutors on courses I've attended. My professional life has been completely different, wending my way through different paths as I was learning to find that elusive balance between what I could do and what I liked (not always the same thing!). For fifteen years I thought I'd found that role in pharmaceutical sales - I loved using my brain to work out complicated medical areas and met some wonderful healthcare professionals along the way.

In 2008 I developed an inner ear disorder which has meant that my career in pharmaceuticals has had to be gradually curtailed. As my employed hours decreased over the years, I've dedicated more of my time to producing and promoting my pictures (I'm also an independent trader for Avon and Phoenix Trading). It's something I always wanted to do when growing up, so maybe fate has a way of steering one to a different path.

Geography tends to influence my artistic activities as I live between south-west England and the Isle of Skye, If I'm in Scotland I'm moved and inspired by the beautiful scenery - especially the views towards the outer Hebrides. In England, I tend to focus more on the life drawings and any abstracts that arise from those same sessions (the large swirling abstracts are drawn from people). I think each style feeds the other and for me, as long as I'm creating, I'm learning and hopefully becoming better at what I do. Pastels are my main medium when working from a subject, I love the way they work for me on the paper. Inks are smaller and different again and I usually work with those when creating abstract pictures.

Outside of creating art I like to spend time with my husband, run, do yoga, watch fabulous films and books that make me think and chuckle :)

Please see my website (http://www.lynneforrester.com) for online shop, exhibition details and blog - you can also register for regular email updates and blog posts to keep in touch too! :)


Portfolio:

Nudes

These pictures are drawn in the same sessions as the swirling abstracts you'll see in the adjoining gallery, sometimes from the same poses (if there's time). The human figure never fails to fascinate me.

Chris & Lisa “Chris & Lisa”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ben, pastels 1 “Ben, pastels 1”

~ Original pastel life drawing
~ 18"x22" size (including frame)
~ Framed in beech
£392 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ben, pastels 3 “Ben, pastels 3”

~Original pastel drawing
~ 20" x 24" size (inc. antique gold effect wooden frame)
£480 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com

Nic, pastels 4 “Nic, pastels 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Alex, pastels 7 “Alex, pastels 7”

~ Original pastel drawing
~ Framed size: 22"x18"
~ Framed in oak
£396 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ruby, charcoal 1 “Ruby, charcoal 1”

~ Original life drawing in charcoal.
~ Framed in black ebony-effect wood.
~ Framed size: 15.5"x17.5"
£272 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.shop)

Terry, charcoal 1 “Terry, charcoal 1”

~ Original life drawing in charcoal.
~ Framed in black ebony-effect wood.
~ Framed size: 17.5"x15.5"
£272 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Terry, pastels 1 “Terry, pastels 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, pastels 2 “Andrew, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, pastels 6 “Andrew, pastels 6”

~ Abstract life drawing in earthy soft pastels beautifully framed in oak
~ Framed size: 16"x20"
£320 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

** Also available as a greeting card **

Andrew, pastels 4 “Andrew, pastels 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Juliet, charcoal 2 “Juliet, charcoal 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Juliet, pastels 2 “Juliet, pastels 2”

~ Original pastel drawing
~ Framed size: 16"x20"
~ Framed in pale beech
£320 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Juliet, pastels 3 “Juliet, pastels 3”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Juliet, pastels 4 “Juliet, pastels 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A4 size
•Unframed
•£96 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, charcoal 4 “Andrew, charcoal 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, pastels 1 “Andrew, pastels 1”

~ Original pastel drawing
~ Framed size: 22" x 18"
~ Framed in oak with white mount
£396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Christiana, pastels 2 “Christiana, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Christiana, pastels 8 “Christiana, pastels 8”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Christiana, pastels 9 “Christiana, pastels 9”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Guntars, charcoal 1 “Guntars, charcoal 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Guntars, charcoal 2 “Guntars, charcoal 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Guntars, pastels 1 “Guntars, pastels 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Guntars, pastels 4 “Guntars, pastels 4”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Guntars, pastels 5 “Guntars, pastels 5”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Iona, pastels 2 “Iona, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Mark, pastels 2 “Mark, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Mel, charcoal 1 “Mel, charcoal 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, pastels 1 “Rob, pastels 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, pastels 2 “Rob, pastels 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, pastels 5 “Rob, pastels 5”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, graphite 1 “Rosemarie, graphite 1”

•Original graphite drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Bryony, pastels 4 “Bryony, pastels 4”

~ Abstract life drawing in earthy soft pastels beautifully framed in oak
~ Framed size: 16"x20"
£320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

** Also available as a greeting card **

Swirling Abstracts

NEW FOR 2016: - Bespoke colour combinations and sizes to suit you!
If you see an abstract picture you like, but really want it in a different colour combination to suit your surroundings, just let me know and I'll produce another original specifically for you. Also happy to work in different sizes, produce triptychs and other combination pieces.

All these pictures are drawn in pastel and derived from a certain shape, energy or rhythm I sense from the model in front of me.

Terry, abstract 3 “Terry, abstract 3”

•Swirling abstract in pastel
•Framed in silver-painted wood
•Framed size: 18.5"x22.5"
~ £416 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Terry, abstract 2 “Terry, abstract 2”

•Swirling abstract in pastel
•Framed in oak
•Framed size: 18"x22" (46x56cm)
~ £396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Ruby, abstract 3 “Ruby, abstract 3”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ruby, abstract 1 “Ruby, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Maria, abstract 1 “Maria, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Ben, abstract 2 “Ben, abstract 2”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 18"x22" (46x56cm)
~ Framed in beech wood
~ £396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, abstract 1 “Andrew, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Andrew, abstract 2 “Andrew, abstract 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Faith, abstract 1 “Faith, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Joanne, abstract 1 “Joanne, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Joanne, abstract 3 “Joanne, abstract 3”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 18"x22" (46x56cm)
~ Framed in oak
~ £396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Christiana, abstract 2 “Christiana, abstract 2”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 18"x22" (46x56cm)
~ Framed in oak
~ £396 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Iona, abstract 1 “Iona, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Iona, abstract 2 “Iona, abstract 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Mark, abstract 1 “Mark, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a greeting card **

Mel, abstract 1 “Mel, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, abstract 1 “Rob, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rob, abstract 2 “Rob, abstract 2”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 1 “Rosemarie, abstract 1”

•Original pastel drawing
•A3 size
•Unframed
•£192 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 2 (13) “Rosemarie, abstract 2 (13)”

Size: 16"x20", framed in beech wood
£320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 3 (13) “Rosemarie, abstract 3 (13)”

Size: 16"x20", framed in beechwood
£320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 4 (13) “Rosemarie, abstract 4 (13)”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 16"x20" (41x51cm)
~ Framed in beech wood
~ £320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Rosemarie, abstract 1 (12) “Rosemarie, abstract 1 (12)”

~ Original pastel abstract drawing
~ Framed size: 16"x20" (41x51cm)
~ Framed in beech wood
~ £320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Julia, abstract 1 “Julia, abstract 1”

•Swirling abstract in pastel
•Framed in silver-painted wood
•Framed size: 18.5"x22.5"
~ £416 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Julia, abstract 2 “Julia, abstract 2”

•Swirling abstract in pastel on pale blue textured paper
•Framed in silver-painted wood
•Framed size: 18.5"x22.5"
£416 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Landscapes & Seascapes

I create landscapes in soft pastel and simply adore both the medium and the way it mixes on the paper to provide the soft, misty effect that I can see. Most of the landscapes are drawn on the Isle of Skye, UK which is where I feel most inspired.

My discipline is to draw at least one drawing a day when I'm here, which is at least 4 days out of every 3 weeks.

Most recent work can be seen on my blog at www.lynneforrester.com

Dunvegan Headland from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 21 Dec “Dunvegan Headland from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 21 Dec”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides at sunset
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm (13.75"x10.25")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Dunvegan Headland from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 22 Dec “Dunvegan Headland from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 22 Dec”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides at sunset
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm (13.75"x10.25")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Foggy View from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 30 Sept “Foggy View from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 30 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides at sunset
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm (13.75"x10.25")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 5 Sept “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 5 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm (13.75"x10.25")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 17 Aug “Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 17 Aug”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in oak
~ Framed size: 26x35cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
Also available as a limited edition print and as a greeting card - see the above website for details

Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 31 Aug “Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 31 Aug”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides at sunset
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 26x35cm (10.25"x13.75")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 Sept “Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides at sunset
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 26x36cm (10.25"x13.75")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 1 Sept “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 1 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 Sept “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm (13.75"x10.25")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 4 Sept “Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 4 Sept”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides at sunset
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 26x35cm (10.25"x13.75")
£141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 20 August “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 20 August”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood - size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

** Also available as a mounted print for £15 and as a greetings card for £1.75 **

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 27 January “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 27 January”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 36x28cm
£141 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 1 January “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 1 January”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase from http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Loch Snizort, Isle of Skye - 24 January “Loch Snizort, Isle of Skye - 24 January”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 36x28cm
~ £157 (purchase from http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 19 August “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 19 August”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase from http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
Also available as a limited edition print and greeting card

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 January “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 January”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase from http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 30 December “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 30 December”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 31 December “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 31 December”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
£141 (purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 16 August “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 16 August”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)
** Also available as a limited edition print (£15) and greeting card (£1.75) **

Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 31 August “Isle of Harris from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 31 August”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 26x35cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye (1) “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye (1)”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in black wood
~ Framed size: 34x26cm
~ £143 (purchase from: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Waternish Headland, Isle of Skye - 19 October “Waternish Headland, Isle of Skye - 19 October”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning Hebridean headland
~ Framed in black wood
~ Framed size: 34x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 December “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 December”

~ Original pastel seascape of the stunning outer Hebrides
~ Framed in pale beech wood
~ Framed size: 35x26cm
~ £141 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 April “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 29 April”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies at sunset.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop - look for the Landscapes section)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 May “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 2 May”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies at sunset.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop - look for the Landscapes section)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 8 May “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 8 May”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies on an early summer's day.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop - look for the Landscapes section)

North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 30 April “North Uist from Lochbay, Isle of Skye - 30 April”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies at sunset.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop - look for the Landscapes section)

Hebridean Sunset “Hebridean Sunset”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist from the Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies at sunset.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane. The pastel has not been sprayed with a fixative, so please take care when unwrapping and framing.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 + shipping. Purchase via http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop

Hebridean Sunset “Hebridean Sunset”

Original pastel picture of the Outer Hebridean island of Harris and Skye's Waternish headland from Lochbay, Isle of Skye using the soft colours of the sea and skies on an early summer's day.

Mounted in a quality card mount and supplied with a wax paper cover (to protect the pastel) and wrapped in cellophane. The pastel has not been sprayed with a fixative, so please take care when unwrapping and framing.

Mounted size: 11.75"x8.25" (will fit an A4 frame)

The picture is signed on the reverse.

Price: £96.94 + shipping. Purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop

Nude Abstracts

Martin, nude abstract 3 (13) “Martin, nude abstract 3 (13)”

~ Original pastel drawing
~ Framed size: 20"x16"
~ Framed in oak
£320 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Tangled Inks

5 May “5 May”

~ Intricate abstract drawing using ink and watercolour pencils
~ Framed size: 4.75"x4.75" square
~ Framed in a brown wood reclaimed frame (this means there will be the odd scratch or dent - reflected in the extremely reasonable price) without glass.
~ Single hook on the back for hanging
~ £23 + shipping (to purchase see: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

6 February “6 February”

~ Intricate abstract drawing using ink and watercolour pencils
~ Framed size: 4.75"x4.75" square
~ Framed in a brown wood reclaimed frame (this means there will be the odd scratch or dent - reflected in the extremely reasonable price) without glass.
~ Single hook on the back for hanging
~ £23 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

3 March “3 March”

~ Intricate abstract drawing using ink and watercolour pencils
~ Framed size: 4.75"x4.75" square
~ Framed in a brown wood reclaimed frame (this means there will be the odd scratch or dent - reflected in the extremely reasonable price) without glass.
~ Frame support on the back of the frame to enable it to stand on a flat surface
~ £23 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

29 May “29 May”

~ Intricate abstract drawing using ink and watercolour pencils
~ Framed size: 4.75"x4.75" square
~ Framed in a brown wood reclaimed frame (this means there will be the odd scratch or dent - reflected in the extremely reasonable price) without glass.
~ Single hook on the back for hanging
~ £23 (purchase via: http://www.lynneforrester.com/shop)

Cloudscapes in Soft Pastels

The clouds floating overhead capture my imagination and simply make the fingers tingle to paint them.

​Using soft pastels, I create soft, velvety images to adorn walls, clothing and accessories alike.

Smoky Dusk “Smoky Dusk”

Smoky Dusk (cloudscape in soft pastels, 24x18)
From the blog:
Busy breezes whip up the clouds as it fervently spring-cleans the mountain tops. Rare as it is to see those precipitatious mounds rising rather than hurtling horizontally, rise they did in their colourful mid-afternoon hues. Those initial tentative pinks of an early sunset grow in beauty and frequency as the smoky dusk settles.
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Cloudscapes in Oils

I'll be taking part in the global '30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge' throughout February and will be uploading my daily paintings here.

You're welcome to pop over to my blog on my website too: www.lynneforrester.com/blog

Feathery Floss “Feathery Floss”

Cloudscape in oils, 20x20cm, For Sale at £64

Delight “Delight”

Cloudscape oil painting on canvas board, 20x20cm: £64

Pale Blossom “Pale Blossom”

Cloudscape oil painting on canvas board, 20x20cm: £64

Dance of Turbulence “Dance of Turbulence”

From the blog:
Swirling and swooshing, the can-can flurry of weather-sullied lace canters over the bay. They spiral forth as the rising storm gathers force. Not yet in full pelt, the heavy-laced clouds are trying to find their place - forming endless petticoat layers as they prepare for an all-night dance of turbulence.

'Dance of Turbulence' - Cloudscape Oil Painting, 20x20cm: £64
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Active Randomness “Active Randomness”

From the blog:
Surly dark masses with their accompanying broody ponderings are caught in full force of a storm. Natural release is controlled by a larger force and it makes for fierce, routine-free downpours in both frequency and location. The masses may be reluctant to move and play along but are chivvied into active randomness. To be taken out of contextual habit is said to be good for the soul, yet they wonder at this wisdom as they uproot and lurch to their next formation in a reorganisation that seems never-ending.

'Active Randomness', Oil on canvas board, 20x20cm, £64
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Soft Definition “Soft Definition”

Gentle breezy undulations gather a thick duvet of slightly moving mass above the bay. Clouds add to the cluster and the duvet forms itself a textured cover - dense layers colliding as they're seamlessly added to the mix. Waves stagger and alter their rhythm below with the changing tide. The wind checks its momentum too and it's enough for the duvet to rearrange her layers. She gets organised and the dark shades are now highlighted by the contrasting others and each becomes softly defined - true collaboration working in nature.

'Soft Definition' - oil on canvas board, 20x20cm
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Kaleidoscope “Kaleidoscope”

From the blog:
Falling and tumbling, over and over - swirling horizontally in the fierce wind. Heavy sepias and greys mesh with stark blues to create magical hues as the whole sky becomes a kaleidoscope of ever-eclipsing patterns.

'Kaleidoscope' - oil on canvas board, 20x20cm, £64
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Tumbling Curls “Tumbling Curls”

Tumbling curls cascade over the bay, whipped into a frenzy of frizz by the northerly gales. Their white tips mirror the surf of huge waves below as they roll towards shore.

'Tumbling Curls' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
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You're Beautiful When You're Angry “You're Beautiful When You're Angry”

Purple depths seethe hotly against the coolness of stark winter blues. A brooding furnace of passion rises as the white curls float warily on the surface, like startled dandelion heads caught in webs. Bright skies gradually allow the emboldened indigos to take their space, bowing to the increasing magnificence whilst in awe of the textured beauty and muttering 'you're beautiful when you're angry'.

'You're Beautiful When You're Angry' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
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Elegant Blooms “Elegant Blooms”

Stillness pervades the bay and everything starts to recover after days of raging gales. Tidying themselves up, mopping their chins and ironing clothes, the air takes on a sense of peaceful purpose. Quickly recuperating, the air takes on a more nurturing quality and colours start to bloom amongst the clouds - gradually delicate and flowery in their elegant blooms.

'Elegant Blooms' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
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Momentary Hope “Momentary Hope”

Unforgiving conditions have resided for hours and the world seems sore from constant buffeting. The setting sun bursts through the grey heaviness in a final attempt to warm the day. It's momentary but enough to show hope - and enhance the beauty of the greyness that is so easy to overlook.

'Momentary Hope' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
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Blousy Rhododendrons “Blousy Rhododendrons”

From the blog:
Colourful puffs flounce across the bay like the petals of blousy rhododendrons heads at their lightest, most colourful best. Like so many of nature's inventions, their true beauty only realised when examined in-depth against the contrasts of their neighbours.

'Blousy Rhododendrons' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
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Handkerchiefs “Handkerchiefs”

Great gatherings crowd and cluster, their bulk jostling for room as the sky seems to look too small for the huge girth of it's contents - like hooped skirts of Jane Austen's novels when the main flutter of movement between the ballroom bustles featured a daintily dropped handkerchief.

'Handkerchiefs' - Oil on Canvas Board, 20x20cm, £64
http://www.lynneforrester.com/store/p319/Handkerchiefs.html