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Christa Forrest Stamford, Connecticut

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.”

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    About The Artist

    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.”

    Artist Statement

    The Emerging Goddess body of work presents an edgy, modern presentation of figurative art promoting the female as a powerful figure. Forrest shows a collection of female icons unleashing the spirit from within commenting, “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.”

    The art encompasses several mixed media aspects to add depth, a story, and texture to the figurative pieces. This allows the viewer to look deeper into the work, finding subtle reminders of soul searching identities, strength and individuality.

    Christa Forrest is a Stamford CT artist specializing in pastel, oil, acrylic and mixed media. After spending 20 years in a finance career, she decided to follow her true passion and become a full time artist. Christa spends her time sharing her passion with others, teaching others to be creative and exploring the world’s landscape recreating it onto canvas. Her work is a mixture of realism, exploration, experimentation and pure fun. Christa is a member and Co-Director of Stamford’s Loft Artists Association and exhibits throughout Fairfield County and New York. A current project in the works is to help others unleash their creative soul through art, music and creative expression. Using art, yoga and meditation to help fuel the soul, Creative Souls Art will explore creating from within and intuitively without the pressure of perfection and judgement.

    Christa maintains a studio at the Loft Artists Association building in Stamford and is available for commissions and private, group painting instruction.

    Artist Background

    University of Bridgeport
    Bachelor of Science, 2001

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    commentsGoddess II
    S. Bowling purchased this artwork. 11/23/2018 | 7:15 AM

    Very good work. Feel very honoured for having this. Thanks very much.

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