Elaine Forrest


​The foundation of my art is based on Realism. I use color and composition to express an emotional quirkiness and humor.

Initially my art as a Medical Illustrator was concerned with pure rendering.  Today, exploring the meaning of my own interpretation of reality, I deal more in the metaphor of images.

I have always been interested in logos and labels and the associations attached to them.  While living in California I have rendered many "portraits". This included portraits of individuals and vert often included “portraits of consumption”. 

As a figurative artist, my interest lies in the commonplace and instills beauty and nobility in the often overlooked world of commercial products. Whether it is donuts, shoes, shopping bags or bow ties there is a whimsical sense of animation and life to the objects.