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After 40 years of serving the Pittsburgh area, our gallery is now open only by appointment.


Featured Artist of the Month: Patricia Tobacco Forrester

Patricia Tobacco Forrester was an American watercolorist.  She was born in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1940 and passed away in 2011 in Washington, DC.  She graduated from Yale University with her B.F.A. and M.F.A. where she studied with Chuck Close and Janet Fish. She was a Guggenheim Fellow and was elected into the National Academy of Design. 

Her works are in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the British Museum.  

The artist's critically acclaimed watercolors are painted directly from nature, often on very large scale sheets of up to 40" x 60" paper. Her subject matter is primarily trees and flowers against a dramatic landscape vista, painted with an intuitive, lush, expressive sensibility.   Her practice enabled her to travel to far-flung regions many months of the year including the rocky coast of Santa Barbara or the rolling vineyards of the Napa Valley. She typically spent winters painting in warmer climes, often island hopping in the Caribbean and traveling throughout Central and South America, as well as occasional sojourns in France and the Mediterranean. 

Her work has been shown widely in hundreds of museum and gallery exhibitions across the United States and abroad for over thirty-five years. Numerous major museums own her paintings and prints, including the Art Institute of Chicago, British Museum, London, Brooklyn Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Library of Congress, National Academy of Design, Oakland Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The White House, Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. 

Don't miss this opportunity to purchase your own unique Forrester watercolor painting: a work of art that inspires, enlivens, and continues to enrapture in the mystery and beauty of the living world.

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