Artist Beth Forst

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The Artist Says:

While traveling to paint on location is my favorite "studio"... striving for works that please my ideals has led to a body of paintings that bring an immediate smile.  Painting is the perfect way to express the real and the poetic.  

Collectors Say:

"Beth Forst is one of Indiana’s best painters.  We have several of her paintings. A large canvas of colorful Hoosier hollyhocks hangs in our living room.  We enjoy it every day.   Beth’s use of color and light has emerged from the well-known styles and trends of contemporary impressionism but her paintings are so much better. We love her work."
                                                                    ----Dr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Roberson

Dealers Say:

"For a decade, Edenside Gallery has proudly exhibited the loose, exuberant paintings of Beth Forst.
Her color sense is lush and her work, simply joyful."

                                                                        Nancy Peterson ..... Owner,  Edenside Gallery


Many of Beth Forstʼs life experiences have lead her to become an influential artist and plein air painter.  A sales career in the graphic arts/printing field enhanced her knowledge before working as a mural painter and sketch artist.  Painting outdoors propelled her into full time painting, both on location and in her studio.  Now, her painting and lifestyle have become one...with her travels giving inspiration to her painting and vise versa.  Her focus for original excellence has lead to a remarkable body of work.  Beth strives for works that please her ideals and reflect her joy of life.  You will find her artwork in galleries and art fairs throughout the Midwest and Chicago, as well as private collections worldwide.education
Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts, Wayne State College, Wayne Nebraska, 1983
contact infoStudio:  139 South Eighth Street, Noblesville, IN 46060Phone:  317.695.7747Email:  [email protected]:  www.bethforst.com

2016 - Award of Excellence - Annual Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition  
2014 - First Place - Quick Draw, Carmel Paint-Out, Carmel, Indiana 
2013 - IPAPA Painting Indiana III, published painting, which was also featured in September PleinAir Magazine and October American Art Review
2012 - Indiana Heritage Arts,  Merit Award
2011 - Mayorʼs Award- Penrod Art Fair
2009 - Best Traditional Landscape - Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition
2008 - Best of Show - Richmond Art Museum Annual Show
2007 - Hoosier Salon - Merit and Purchase Award
2006 - Hoosier Salon - Merit Award
2005 - TC Steele Great Paintout, First Place


2015 - Telluride Invitational Paint-out, Telluride, Colorado 
2013 - Solo Artist Show, The Color of Water, Richmond Art Museum
2013 - Plein Air Exhibition, Mercure Hotel, Paris France
2011 - American Trio in France, Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana
2010 - Plein Air Italiano at Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
2008 and 2009 - Solo Shows at Sigmanʼs Gallery, Broadripple, [...]

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