FORREST, Miss Priscilla [Pris] Anne

1942 - ?

Born in Malta in 1942, eldest child of Dr. T. B. Forrest. Took a post-graduate course at Edinburgh College of Art, studying drawing, painting and printmaking after which she moved south and later to East Anglia. Her original work was preoccupied with political violence and the inhumanities of war but finding herself living much nearer the coast, discovered the watery mudflats and tidal mysteries of the river estuaries, which had a profound effect on her work. Her most recent explorations are about navigation, tides and the open sea, whose infinitely changeable surface hides threats as well as pleasures. Pris belongs to two exhibiting groups including a member of the Ipswich Art Society and in 1985 exhibited from 3 Beacon Lane, Little Bealings, Woodbridge, three paintings 'Fifteen', 'Heads of Ayr' and 'Fiona Practising' and in 1997 exhibited from 55 Station Road, Blaxhall, Woodbridge, Suffolk four items 'Footpath', 'Thicket', 'Hill' and 'Path' and in 1998 a graphite & charcoal 'Ploughed Land II'. She retired from teaching drawing and printmaking at the Suffolk College in Ipswich to run private drawing classes at Blaxhall. One of the founder members of the 8+1 Group of Suffolk Painters and has had both Group and Solo exhibitions in England, Scotland and on the continent, including Wolsey Art Gallery & The Room Upstairs, Ipswich.

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