FORREST, Pris

1942 - ?

Priscilla Anne Forrest was born in Malton in 1942 but spent her childhood in Scotland, taking a post-graduate course at Edinburgh College of Art, studying drawing, painting and printmaking, and a Drawing Scholarship which took her to Paris. Pris, together with her family, then moved to Suffolk. Her original work was preoccupied with political violence and the inhumanities of war but, finding herself living much nearer the coast, discovered the watery mudflats and tidal mysteries of the river estuaries, which had a profound effect on her work. Her most recent explorations are about navigation, tides, and the open sea, whose infinitely changeable surface hides threats as well as pleasures. In the late 1970s she worked closely with Yvonne Drewry and began to develop her relief prints and opened her own printmaking studio. In the late 1980s she taught printmaking at Suffolk College School of Art & Design. Pris belongs to two exhibiting groups including a member of the Ipswich Art Society and in 1985, exhibited from 3 Beacon Lane, Little Bealings, Woodbridge, three paintings 'Fifteen', 'Heads of Ayr' and 'Fiona Practising', in 1997 from 55 Station Road, Blaxhall, Woodbridge, Suffolk, four works 'Footpath', 'Thicket', 'Hill' and 'Path' and in 1998, a graphite & charcoal 'Ploughed Land II' she was also a past member of the Suffolk Group of Artists. She retired from teaching at the Suffolk College to run private drawing classes at Blaxhall and was a founder member of the [[8+1 Group of Suffolk Painters,4380]] and has had both group and solo exhibitions in England, Scotland and on the continent, including Wolsey Art Gallery & The Room Upstairs, Ipswich.




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