Elizabeth Forrest - 50b

Location: Holymoorside, Chesterfield / Genre: Lettering and Paper-Making

Artist Statement

I am a lettering artist using hand-made paper in my work. I have exhibited widely throughout the U.K since 2002. Originally from South Wales, I moved to Chesterfield in 2009 and I am a member of Peak District Artisans, Design Nation and an elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists since 2013.

 I enjoy making my own paper - from recycled papers - as the idea of being responsible for the whole piece of work from beginning to end is important to me. I am also drawn to the quite heavily textured paper which I can make. I love words, but my aim is not simply writing them out as such, but rather to bring something of myself and my own feelings about the text to the piece I am making. My work is quite personal and emotional and I am attracted to colours and textures which can give an edge to the texts I use. My work is a personal response to text from the varied sources that inspire me and is based on a love of words combined with a passion for colour, texture and pattern.

I have enjoyed exploring text on surfaces other than paper, including metal, fabric, leather and wood, and I paint the text on each surface using gouache paint and a fine brush. I have created a body of work using text applied to women's clothes and accessories, including underwear, bags, shoes and gloves, to explore women's emotions in a dramatic way.

I exhibit on a regular basis with a small group of East Midlands artists, producing work on chosen themes. Past exhibitions have included 'The  Stations of the Cross' at Derby Cathedral and 'Adam and Eve' at Southwell Minster.

 

 

Venue Information

Holymoorside Village Hall
1 Holymoor Road
Holymoorside, Chesterfield
S42 7DX

Directions: 
Holymoorside Village Hall, Holymoor Road, Holymoorside, Chesterfield S42 7DX A619 Chatsworth Road out of Chesterfield, left at the sign to Holymoorside into Holymoor Road. Travel for half a mile and the Village Hall is on the left.

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