lynne forrester

Lynne Forrester is a pastel artist who specialises in painting velvety-soft seascapes and cloudscapes inspired by the beautiful scenery on the Isle of Skye. She also produces life drawings, swirling abstracts and intricate ink pictures.

Originally from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, Lynne lived in several locations around the UK before choosing to live and work on Skye to pursue her art career whilst surrounded by the part of the world that moves her to paint from the heart.

Lynne’s initial art training took place at the School of Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth following her BA(hons) in Cultural Studies at the University of East London. She then continued her studies in Aberystwyth to gain a MA in Literary Studies. Since then, she has worked in seemingly unartistic professions but always managed to weave creative elements through them, whether working in an office or pharmaceutical sales. Lynne furthered her love of art and painting  through continued study and drawing/painting workshops over the years. She counts herself as being privileged to work with so many incredibly talented teachers and artists.

After exhibiting in both solo and group Wiltshire-based shows, Lynne has her own permanent solo exhibition space at Lynne’s Art Shed in Waternish, Isle of Skye. She continues to work in soft pastels to create mesmerizing cloudscapes and seascapes. She is also featured in issue one of Skye Makers magazine (Spring 2017).

Most recently, Lynne has transferred some of her popular cloudscape paintings onto her own fashion collection (view them via http://www.lynneforresterstudio.com) These items are made by Vida, a US-based company who operate with a socially conscious ethos and provide literacy programmes in the communities where they manufacture. This resonates deeply with Lynne’s own ethics and she is excited to be a designer with Vida to produce beautiful clothes, accessories and jewellery – her range is constantly expanding and she’s now stocking some of the items at Lynne’s Art Shed.