TONY FORREST, ‘WET SANDS’
Oil on canvas
Unframed W 40cm H 50cm
Framed W 56cm H 66cm
A realistic style modern painting of boats at Cornwall’s Mevagissey harbour, during tide out, painted by the well-known wildlife and marine artist Tony Forrest (born 1961). The piece is signed by the artist and is presented in a contemporary white frame.
Tony Forrest has spent most of his 30 year career chiefly painting African wildlife. Although living in Cornwall for 16 years, painting wildlife almost exclusively had meant that the beauty of his own home county had eluded him – until recently. Tony began to explore the scenery and fishing harbours near his home in Cornwall and his first works depicting Mevagissey and Mousehole were exhibited and sold in a prestigious National Trust gallery. Since then he has been exploring the wonders of the Cornish landscape and harbours. Tony loves the richness and juiciness of the paint and the best quality pigments afford him the colour and depth that he craves.