Allen Forrest Artwork

A Selection of Allen Forrest Artwork from his Seattle Asiatown collection. All images are of oil on canvas work.

by Allen Forrest

You can view a larger image of each piece of Allen Forrest’s Artwork by clicking on it.

Eastlit January 2015: allen forrest_seattle_asiatown_china_gate_oil_on_canvas_18x24_2011

 

Eastlit January 2015: allen forrest_seattle_asiatown_dragon_oil_on_canvas_36x24_2011

 

Eastlit January 2015: allen forrest_seattle_asiatown_hong_kong_cafe_oil_on_canvas_36x24_2011

 

Eastlit January 2015: allen forrest_seattle_asiatown_street_view_2_oil_on_canvas_24x36_2011

 

Eastlit January 2015: allen forrest_seattle_asiatown_temple_2_oil_on_canvas_24x30_2011

 

Eastlit January 2015: allen forrest_seattle_asiatown_the_players_oil_on_canvas_18x24_2011

 

Eastlit January 2015: allen forrest_seattle_asiatown_west_archway_oil_on_canvas_24x36_2011

Artist Statement by Allen Forrest

Painting is a cross between a crap shoot, finding your way out of the woods, and performing a magic act. Each time I begin to paint I feel like I am walking a tightrope—sometimes scary, sometimes exciting, sometimes very quiet, and always, always surprising; leading me where I never expected to go. Doing art makes me lose all sense of time and place and go inside one long moment of creating. Whenever I feel a painting in my gut, I know this is why I paint. The colors are the message, I feel them before my mind has a chance to get involved. Color is the most agile and dynamic medium to create joy. And if you can find joy in your art, then you’ve found something worth holding on to.

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