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A few months ago I came across Christa's work online and fell in love with her goddesses series.
Strong expressive and empowering portraits.I had to invite her to teach on Kabostudio.
Today I want to invite you to know her a little more and present you some of her recent work.
Read until the end for a chance to win a spot in her class;
Explore your inner goddess through mixed media with Christa Forrest
Tell us about your background,
What being apart of an art community means to you?
I thrive off of others, especially their creativity. I enjoy taking art courses from other artists and joining their community - it helps me continue to grow and learn.
Do you ever have creative blocks?
A revelation that made your art go to the next level?
I started out as a landscape artist. I love painting landscapes but I always felt like my art was missing something. I was always uncomfortable with painting faces but decided to take on the challenge and try my best to master it. Something clicked though - my art had meaning, it told a story, there was feeling in it. I finally realized that I found my true journey with painting Goddesses. My art transformed into something rather than a simple painting of a landscape. My style emerged and I finally felt like I found my true focus. I still paint landscapes though....
Do you put a lot of thinking in a new piece, sketch, trial and error before plunging or do you dive head first and work more intuitively?
I find when I create with a plan, it never finishes the way I want it to. I find many of these end of in failure. However, when I approach a painting with an intuitive approach, my work is more successful. I have a general plan of what I want to do but I let the piece tell the story and let it develop as I go along. Many times, the story shifts and moves in a totally different direction and I am ok with that.
An activity or happy unrelated to art that makes you feel good.
What's coming up for you?
Mixed media artist, doll maker and online teacher always looking for new ways to explore my imaginary world filled with pop culture, animals and timeless characters.
A Canvas Journey
Ever After 2017
Online Class 2018
Paint You Art And Soul
Sharing Is Caring