Stephanie Ford Forrester

Stephanie Ford Forrester, Light of Dreams #4, textiles featuring trees

Light of Dreams #4, 2019, hand worked textiles, 40″ x 57″

About the artist:

“With formative years spent in coastal environments, it is natural that these and other beautiful yet fragile places settled permanently into my imagination, ultimately providing guidance towards adult life in the visual arts.

Studies at Mount Allison University’s Department of Fine Arts and The New School of Art in Toronto were followed by travels in the U.K., Europe, Turkey, Afghanistan and India. Later came time living solo in the Gatineau Hills without electricity or a car. Numerous individual and group shows in the Ottawa area were the product of a very productive time exploring printmaking and early work in textiles.

Soon, the building of a family, several log and timber frame house reclamation projects and starting work in the museum field took precedence. A move to Lakefield in 1990, curatorship at Hutchison House Museum and raising teenagers encompassed that decade, until I returned to making art full time in 1999, with textiles my medium of choice.

Several group and solo shows followed, as well as 20 years on the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, commission work and many fine art festivals.

Working by hand in luminous silks and cottons, batiks and hand dyed and painted fabrics, my pieces are meditations on the transitory mysteries of our beautiful breathing earth. The immediacy of hand work is a crucial part of the creative process reflecting that same process in nature.” – Stephanie Ford Forrester

collaged textiles featuring curved trees and rays of light

Light of Dreams #4, 2019, hand worked textiles, 40″ x 57″

person on left looking at artwork featuring collaged textiles of trees and rays of light

Exhibitions

It’s All About ARTISTS Preview Exhibition

Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

Selections: 35th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019

Selections: 34th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Peter Rotter, Looking Up, 2017

33rd Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

32nd Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour – Selections

Paul Chester, To the Hilltop

31st Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Jenny Kastner, Snake Island

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Leanne Baird, Wolf Lake IV

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour: Selections

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014