Pris Forrest

Pris Forrest grew up on the West Coast of Scotland,  and was obsessed with drawing from early childhood. From Ayr Academy, she went to Edinburgh Art College, to gain a Diploma and Post-Diploma in Drawing & Painting, which included Printmaking.  She regards the then Scottish Education Department as instrumental in encouraging and enabling her early career as an artist in the making.

After leaving College, she hitchhiked round Spain for three months with a sketchbook.  She finally left Scotland with a young family, for Suffolk, where she built her own studio.  She became technician and then tutor in Printmaking and Drawing at Suffolk College, where she worked for over twenty years, exhibiting periodically throughout. 

A dedicated advocate of drawing,  she takes inspiration from musicians, horses and landscapes, recently including the shapes and textures of East Anglian churches.

As a keen amateur musician, she played in ceilidh bands for years, but is now tackling classical music as a new challenge. 

Pris has exhibited solo and in groups for many years both locally and abroad;  and is a member of Ipswich Art Society, the Suffolk Group, and Sudbourne Park Printmakers, where she does etching.

She currently lives in a rural location with her cat Rosie.

Detail of: Waiting for the Farrier, etching

Detail of: S Cardinal

Detail of: On the Underground

Detail of: Benhall Church

Detail of: Flushwork

Detail of: Deben Swans

Tom the Farrier

Museum Bear