About Lee Forrest the Artist
Living in Manassas, Virginia, Lee Forrest is an artist who creates paintings with egg tempera and sumi-e ink. From an early age, he loved to create and has worked in different mediums including oil, acrylic, pastel, and pencil. He attended Greenville College (now Greenville University), studied under artist and professor Guy Chase and received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art.
Over the last 20+ years, Lee and his family have lived in Missouri, Texas, Illinois, Iowa, and Virginia. He has held positions as a counselor at Youth-Reach Houston in Texas to a director at a strategic communications firm in Virginia. Currently, he is the owner and principal of Lee Forrest Consulting, a brand strategy agency, all the while, continuing to create artwork.
Lee’s paintings can be seen hanging in the Vineyard Church of Davenport, a retired rear admiral’s office, and several private collections. His influences include Jackson Pollock, Makoto Fujimura, Andrew Wyeth, Egon Schiele, Alice Neel, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning.
In the Spring of 2018, Lee began working with egg tempera to create abstract paintings. It is during this time that he met contemporary artist, Makoto Fujimura. Soon after, Lee, along with musician Joy Ike, and artists Ty Nathan Clark, Julie Quinn, and Kristen Peyton, was invited by Makoto, to participate in his inaugural Culture Care Art Cohort through the Brehm Center in Pasadena, California.
Lee was an advisor to and participant in One Love Art and Music Festival in Northern Virginia. He currently teaches art to a group of homeschool high school students.
2015-2016 – Crossway Fellowship (live collaborative painting/music with worship pastor)
2018 – BadWolf Brewery (dual exhibit with my daughter and photographer, Hannah Brinckley)
2019 – The Art Factory (egg tempera demonstration)
2018-2019 – Culture Care Art Cohort
2018-2020 – Co-chair One Love Art & Music Festival (Manassas, VA)
2020-present – Art teacher for the Woodbridge Homeschool High School Coop