Welcome to the Richard Forrest portfolio website.

Welcome & Inspiration

Thank you for your interest in my work.

Nature is a constant source of wonder and inspiration to me and when I am in it, I feel at peace…and this is what I hope to bring others in my work. I hope you enjoy viewing  my paintings as much as I did in creating them.

My God and My Art

I am often asked why there are Bible references on my paintings. It is simply this: my life and my work are first about Christ Jesus and it is He who gave the skill and ability to paint. It is my way of thanking Him and giving Him the credit for my art. I feel it is not me…but God thru me.

I feel everyone should have at least one “original” work of art. It is for this reason that I offer a limited number of reproductions.
– commissions welcome-

Here is my portfolio. For further information on these or any other works, please feel free to contact me.

This is a random collection of works showing various styles and images. Availability of these pieces vary, while others are in homes and corporate settings.

A Break in the Clouds

There was about one minute that the sun came out to light up this road….and I was there when it did that day.

Morning Light

I really love this place.

Valley Shadows

The hike up is breath-taking…but so is the view when you get there.

Death to the Old Orange Fridge

These are all bullet holes in the fridge. I thought is was really funny. What did the fridge’ do that was so bad ?

Otter Creek

I remember this day, I spent the entire morning and into the afternoon here. I had the place to myself for most of it.

Colors of the Day

This is a great place to take a nap.

Martineks Clock

A Traverse city icon.

Sunday Morning

…I think he suspected I was behind him.

A Simple Red Door

I did about four paintings of this little barn…I may yet do one more.

Artist: Richard Forrest

Born and raised in mid-west Michigan, I attended Kendall College of Art & Design where I received my BFA. I worked in the field of graphic design for several years after graduation. However, during these years in graphics, and although I found it to be very satisfying work, my heart was longing to paint. In ’93 I made the move to beautiful Traverse city, MI to pursue a career in fine art and painting, where I still reside today. After all these years of painting my surroundings…I am still inspired.

It was in May, 2000 that I married a beautiful women, Theresa..who keeps me grounded. We have a wonderful Golden retriever and a cat and all of us enjoy the outdoor life that Northern Michigan has to offer. I am blessed to be able to work from my home where my studio/gallery is.

If you’d like to inquire about purchasing one of my pieces or commissioning a new painting for your home or building, please do not hesitate to call or email me today.


Contact Richard Forrest

Call Today: 231-228-7535
Email: raf2@centurytel.net

Richard Forrest Studio

4054 White Rd
Cedar MI, 49621