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Commissioned Oil Painting Artist

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Commissioned Oil Paintings


Forces of Nature Collection

COMING SOON Shop On-Line Gallery
Gouache Medium

Abstract Collection

COMING SOON Shop On-Line Gallery
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What people are saying ....

I love the way she captures the sky - I feel like I am actually there.

You are a gifted artist. Glad you are painting!

I like the way you transfer both an image and a feeling onto the canvas.

I want to walk into your painting.

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Kathleen Forrest

Painting is one form of creative expression.  I feel at one with nature. Painting En Plein Air is such a joy.  

I began creating art seriously while on sabbatical in 2004. I wanted to spend as much time outside as I could at that time.  Being with nature and observing with the intent to paint is a meditation of sorts.  While living in Ann Arbor, Michigan I was taking classes, going to my studio (aka the Metro Parks), and enjoying the mixing and glazing of oil paints. While on vacation in Playa del Carmen I sold my first oil pastel painting directly off the easel. Finding creative joy while painting encouraged me to create a studio in Ann Arbor, MI.  Since then I've had a studio in Sandusky, OH, Catawba Island, OH, Shaker Heights, OH, Allahabad, India,  Carrboro, NC and now Asheville, NC.  

Whenever I've traveled I've also sketched and taken photos I could paint when I returned home.  Some of the places are France, Belgium, Italy, Costa Rica, and Mexico.  


  • "Film and Art Show", State Theater.  

  • “The Movement of Hope” (solo show)  Brecksville Center for the Arts.  Artwork and facilitation of community session entitled “Explorations and Expressions of Hope". 

  • “The Forces of Nature”, (solo show)  Lucky's Cafe. 

  • “Katrina”, Firelands College Fundraiser.

  • Catawba Island Country Club – Spring Art Show.  

  • Spring Art Show – Kelly Graphics.  

  • Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Annual Show.

  • Admirals Daughter – Art Show and Reception.   

  • Firelands College Area Summer Art Show.   

  • Kelley’s Graphics Art Show.  

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