A Journey through Art and Creativity

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christa Forrest lives in Stamford, Connecticut with her husband and two beautiful kids.  She truly enjoys painting the world’s landscape. Using color as a map and foundation and working primarily in pastels and oil, she explores unique compositions in nature’s surroundings. Christa likes to showcase and emphasize natural colors as a way of capturing the mood and feeling of a place, rather than depicting a completly realistic scene. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology to pursue her dream of working in the fashion industry. However, she found herself beginning a career in the financial industry and raising a family. Seven years ago, Christa decided to reawaken her creative self and start painting again, so she picked up a box of pastels, registered for a class, and was immediately hooked. Her creative path brought her to the Connecticut Pastel Society, where she was introduced to some of the most prized pastel artists. She began studying with Frank Federico, Liz Haywood Sullivan and Richard Mckinley. Pastels became her instrument of choice because of the intense vibrancy of the colors and their immediate impact when applied. Pastels also have a unique way of recapturing the textures and patterns of nature. Christa has studied at the Art Student’s League at the Grand Central Academy in New York City where she decided to step back to learn and study the classical method of painting and drawing. She is a current member of the Loft Artist Association where she maintains a studio. Her work has been seen in various exhibits throughout Connecticut and New York.

 


 

 

 

Member

Loft Artists Association

 

2010 Exhibits

Connecticut Pastel Society Members Show

Stamford Art Association, 11th Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show

Stamford Art Association, Strokes & Rhythms of Central & Latin America

 

2011 Exhibits

Connecticut Pastel Society Members Show

Greenwich Arts Council,  Art to the Avenue

Dutchess County Arts Council, Millbrook Winery Art in the Loft 2011

Westport Art About Town

Stamford Art Association, 12th Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show

Rye Arts Center, Vacation Locations 

 

 

2012 Exhibit

Connecticut Pastel Society Member's Show

 

2013 Exhibit and Awards

Connecticut Pastel Society Member's Show - received the Diane Townsend award for "Provence Light"

Connecticut Pastel Society - Renaissance in Pastel Annual Juried Exhibit

Catherine Lorillard 2014 Juried Show

 

2015 Exhibits

Loft Artists Association "Roads and Bridges"

 

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About

A Journey through Art and Creativity

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christa Forrest lives in Stamford, Connecticut with her husband and two beautiful kids.  She truly enjoys painting the world’s landscape. Using color as a map and foundation and working primarily in pastels and oil, she explores unique compositions in nature’s surroundings. Christa likes to showcase and emphasize natural colors as a way of capturing the mood and feeling of a place, rather than depicting a completly realistic scene. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology to pursue her dream of working in the fashion industry. However, she found herself beginning a career in the financial industry and raising a family. Seven years ago, Christa decided to reawaken her creative self and start painting again, so she picked up a box of pastels, registered for a class, and was immediately hooked. Her creative path brought her to the Connecticut Pastel Society, where she was introduced to some of the most prized pastel artists. She began studying with Frank Federico, Liz Haywood Sullivan and Richard Mckinley. Pastels became her instrument of choice because of the intense vibrancy of the colors and their immediate impact when applied. Pastels also have a unique way of recapturing the textures and patterns of nature. Christa has studied at the Art Student’s League at the Grand Central Academy in New York City where she decided to step back to learn and study the classical method of painting and drawing. She is a current member of the Loft Artist Association where she maintains a studio. Her work has been seen in various exhibits throughout Connecticut and New York.

 


 

 

 

Member

Loft Artists Association

 

2010 Exhibits

Connecticut Pastel Society Members Show

Stamford Art Association, 11th Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show

Stamford Art Association, Strokes & Rhythms of Central & Latin America

 

2011 Exhibits

Connecticut Pastel Society Members Show

Greenwich Arts Council,  Art to the Avenue

Dutchess County Arts Council, Millbrook Winery Art in the Loft 2011

Westport Art About Town

Stamford Art Association, 12th Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show

Rye Arts Center, Vacation Locations 

 

 

2012 Exhibit

Connecticut Pastel Society Member's Show

 

2013 Exhibit and Awards

Connecticut Pastel Society Member's Show - received the Diane Townsend award for "Provence Light"

Connecticut Pastel Society - Renaissance in Pastel Annual Juried Exhibit

Catherine Lorillard 2014 Juried Show

 

2015 Exhibits

Loft Artists Association "Roads and Bridges"

 

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