Elizabeth Forrest


Elizabeth Forrest is a lettering artist and papermaker. Originally from South Wales she moved to Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 2009. She completed the three-year, part-time Advanced Training Scheme in Calligraphy run by the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, London and has exhibited widely throughout the UK since 2000.

She has been a Member of the RBSA since 2013 and is also a Member of Peak District Artisans and Design Nation.

Her work is a highly personal; emotional responses to text from the varied sources that inspire her and her love of words, combined with a passion for colour and texture. She enjoys the process of making her own heavily textured paper and incorporating it in her work. Paper and paint combined produces a strong sense of visual drama. Sometimes words and quotations suggest their own visual imagery, while at other times a texture or a particular ‘palette’ of colours influence her choice of words.