All winter the marshes are an array of browns, tans, and golds, with the steel gray river running through it. Come springtime, there is a slow greening of the foliage. The tender green stems are just visible under the dead grass. The sun and the rain speeds up this yearly process, until the browns disappear and the marsh is many shades of green. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Pat Forbes

Parker River Early Spring

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 4 oz.



Pat Forbes
Newbury, Massachusetts

Getting to Know Pat

Pat Forbes is an abstract painter whose aesthetic is heavily influenced by her 20 years as a collector and dealer of Middle Eastern textiles. Pat, who lives on the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts, uses a neutral palette to present her interpretation of the world around her– from marshes and mountains to stones and spiderwebs. She is drawn to pattern and design, both of which influence the use of balanced repetition in her work. Pat’s muted colors invite pensive meditation, while her deliberate use of line guides the eye through satisfyingly symmetrical compositions.