Tony Forrest Wildlife Artist
Tony has been painting for 25 years and has visited many fascinating and beautiful places. He has been captivated by art since childhood and has always had a love of nature, and these two passions were bound to cross paths sooner or later. Both wildlife and art have an equal appeal to him, and marrying the two allows him to create original art with genuine emotion. Originally from the West Midlands, Tony now lives in Cornwall and when not travelling or at work in his studio he loves to walk and cycle the coastal paths. Tony travels extensively to Africa and India for research and inspiration frequently painting ‘en Plein air. He has observed many species in the wild from tigers in India to mountain gorillas in Central Africa, and, of course, in numerous African wildlife parks. While his paintings feature an extraordinary level of detail and accuracy, it is the overall visual impact that Tony believes to be the key element – looking at one of his paintings should not be an intellectual pursuit, but rather should bring the viewer face to face with the realities of the natural world.