FIONA J FORBES - ARTIST
Painting the world in vibrant and uplifting colours
Tuition & Painting Holidays
From about 1976, I spent an itinerant but exciting lifestyle - living in several countries in Europe and also in Norway - after which I moved to Wiltshire in 2009. I have always painted, exhibited and taught wherever I've lived. I now organise and tutor the Laverstock Art Club in Salisbury and am a member of several local art groups. I have been in the Society of Floral Artists and the Guild of Aviation Artists.
My influences mostly come from nature and from my imagination. I am inspired by colour - particularly flowers, gardens and landscapes and I love to paint outdoors during the summer months, usually with watercolours, and I enjoy trying out different ways to create texture. Some of my outdoor sketches will be used to paint larger oils or acrylics.
I was awarded a DA at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in the 1970s, and a teaching diploma at Dundee College of Education. I spent two years doing supply teaching in secondary schools in Ayrshire in the 1990s. I also acquired a City and Guilds certificate in adult and further education at Bangor University in 2003.
As well as paintings, cards and my new book - 'Daily Flower Diary' are available for sale - please see "shop". The book comprises 70 watercolour paintings done during the first UK lockdown in the spring of 2020.
Prints can also be made of my paintings.