Stephanie Forrest is a London-based artist, working from observation and the natural world around her in the city's parks and gardens. Lyrical and sensitive, her paintings are mostly made on site, in urgent pursuit of the essence of any chosen place and time; that 'mystery thing' described by poet, Wallace Stevens, who puts us in mind to see ‘nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is’.
b. 1986, Stephanie studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art whilst continuing to develop her own practice with courses at London's art colleges. She later attended Edinburgh University for an MA in Contemporary Art and Curating whilst painting at the College of Art nearby. In 2017 she was selected for the Drawing Intensive course at the Royal Drawing School, London.
Stephanie lives and works in South London. She regularly shows work over the Artists' Open House weekends for the annual Dulwich Festival.