She embodies growth and persistence. She is where she wants to be at this moment in time. Her creative process began with her gaze. Her dress and hair were created outward from there. Decorative paper is collaged to give the impression of her clothing and painted flowers adorn her hair. She continues to thrive and grow as she accepts where she is right now.  

- Christa Forrest

This Is Where I Want To Be

Acrylic, paper on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

30" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Christa Forrest
Stamford, Connecticut

Getting to Know Christa

Christa Forrest is a Connecticut artist specializing in mixed media. After spending 20 years in a finance career, she decided to follow her creative passion and become a full-time artist. Christa’s art combines contemporary realism and soulful exploration. Her body of work titled “The Emerging Goddess” presents female subjects as triumphant icons. Christa explains, “The empowering female icon, whether religious, spiritual or superhero–she is what we envision within ourselves. Who we strive to be. Who we want to become. Who we are when all the other layers are taken off to reveal our inner selves.”