Chris Forsey began his art career as an illustrator after studying art and graphics at Bristol University. He is a self taught artist in watercolour and acrylics and has exhibted on numerous occasions with the RWS and RI. He is a tutor of painting and runs watercolour classes in Surrey and Sussex and in the Greek Islands.
He specialises in landscape subjects, exploring the themes of man-made alongside the organic: buildings by water; structure emerging from a rocky cliff, sometimes with figures contributing to this theme, inhabiting the middle ground between buidings and the wildness of nature. He is inspired by downland, coastal scenes of the UK and the Mediternean, café life and townscapes. He tries to capture the sense of a place at a specific moment, season or time of day, always endeavouring to bring passion and immediacy to his work.
Chris was awarded the prestigious F Donald Blake Award for a contemporary watercolour by the Lincoln Joyce gallery in 2006 at the RI spring exhibition and also The Matt Bruce Memorial Award for light and colour at the 2007 RI exhibition.