Elizabeth Forrest

Elizabeth Forrest

Elizabeth is a Welsh-born lettering artist and papermaker, now living in Derbyshire. She obtained her degree at the University of Wales and later completed the Society of Scribes and Illuminator’s Advanced Training Scheme in Calligraphy. She was elected as an associate of the RBSA in 2011, and as a member in 2013. Elizabeth’s main mediums are lettering and paper making. Her work is a unique, highly personal response to text from the varied sources that inspire her and is based on a love of words, combined with a passion for colour, texture and pattern. Sometimes words and quotations suggest their own visual imagery, while at other times textures and colours influence her choice of words. She finds inspiration in industrial landscapes and nature and in the concepts of time and decay. She is drawn to words and quotations which hint at the transience and vulnerability of life. She has exhibited widely and in 2006 was runner-up in the prestigious Welsh Artist of the Year Open competition. Elizabeth has produced lettering work for corporate commissions, including The Welsh branch of the Royal College of General Practitioners, The Newman Brothers Museum, at the Coffin Works, Birmingham and for Wild in Art, 'The Big Hoot,' where Ishe received sponsorship from The West Bromwich Building Society. She produced a series of period guest names written in copperplate script for bedroom doors at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire. Elizabeth is willing to accept commissions on a case-by-case basis. She would consider undertaking work in either pen-written lettering or painted lettering on her own hand-made, textured paper. Prices vary as each piece is very different, and depends on whether she has to make a piece of paper especially for it, and how much text and/or painting is required. An A2 piece would be somewhere between £350 - £500.