Pat Forbes
Newbury, Massachusetts

Pat Forbes highlights the beauty of nature in her serene, often abstract works. She currently lives on a barrier island in Massachusetts and finds inspiration in her surroundings and the work of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schele. Fun fact: she traveled the world for 20 years as an oriental carpet dealer, an experience that greatly influences her work.

Artist and Customer Comments

C Webb 4/25/2016 | 2:24 PM

Dear Pat - your Parker River painting just arrived, and it's even more wonderful than I'd hoped. And thank you for the lovely note, too. I am delighted to discover your work! Best wishes, Caroline

Pat Forbes 1/31/2013 | 9:30 AM

J My daughter helped me find my way into Pinterest And I was delighted to see my work there. Thank you for your kind words. My art ego is glowing with pleasure.

Jwoodrome 1/27/2013 | 2:53 PM

I've borrowed your lovely painting for my Pinterest board. Lots of folks are repinning it. Love it! Thanks for your lovely work. Janet Woodrome

B Finley 1/2/2012 | 8:34 AM

Love, love, love your work! The colors, textures all make me feel peaceful/thoughtful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Pat Forbes 10/29/2011 | 9:56 AM

Thank you D Combs. As a new artist on Ugallery I sincerely appreciate your comments. You made my week !

D. Combs 10/27/2011 | 8:20 PM

I like your style and choice of colors. Beautiful!

bmarquardt 10/20/2011 | 1:41 PM


Starry Night III

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 3 oz.


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Looking out toward the ocean, the sky is a deep velvet and the glow of the stars is white and vivid. 

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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