Tuesday, 8 May 2018





Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.Keith Haring.






Be Happy Moment! Air drawing by plane! Photo by yvonne forster



Traveller, pastel on board by yvonne forster, 2018


Reconnecting with drawing skills...besides being a cathartic 'magical' experience is also the foundation and channel through which to explore and express facets of ones humanity through creativity: A journey of the  inner life connecting with the outer world...stimulated through a combination of contemplation and observation resulting through the physical act.

This deliberate act of drawing creates space through which to illuminate many facets of the material world; the interactions of shape, form, light, shadow, texture and patterns all come into play.

In a recent project, I focused on exploring the journeys we take on public transport. Initialy study sketches whilst travelling by train, I created a series of  larger scale drawings titled, 'Travellers' through which I went on to produce lino cut images, titled ,'Worlds Apart' exploring the internal and external worlds in which we experience, exist and journey.  






Travellers, Graphite on Paper, by yvonne forster 2018


The Revellers Graphite on Paper
by yvonne forster.2018 
Traveller Graphite on Paper, 2018, by yvonne forster
Traveller, Grapite on Paper, 2018.by yvonne forster
Worlds Apart, linocut , by yvonne forster,2017


Worlds Apart, linocut, by yvonne forster 2017

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018



Having a passion to create imagery often starts with a spark of an idea, which then begins to develop and unfold through the processes of exploration... The ongoing journey of experimenting with a diverse range of techniques and mediums is something that proves rewarding in and of itself, as exploration is often the catalyst through which new possibilities start to emerge and crystalise.

This series of works, Altered Perceptions...has given me the chance to explore and experiment with digital photography. By exploring ideas, my work considers the alienating impact of human activity upon our experience of the natural world - relative to both flora and fauna.



















Monday, 2 April 2018

Drawing Skills...Back to basics..



Reconnecting with drawing skills.....through winter - besides being thereputic... it is the foundation and vessel  through which to explore and express ones humanity through creativity:  The inner life connecting with the outer world... 
The act of drawing creates space in which to contemplate many facets of the material world, the interactions of shape, form, light, shadow, texture and patterns all come into focus.

In a recent project I focused on exploring the journeys we take on public transport. Through initial study sketches whilst travelling by train I created a series of  drawings titled Travellers and then went on to produce linocut images, titiled ,Worlds Apart, through which I explore the internal and external worlds in which we exist.  

Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.Keith Haring


Still Life; in the home Graphite on paper yvonne forster 201

A Remarkable lady, Graphite on paper
by yvonneforster 2017
The Revellers, Graphite on Paper,
by yvonne forster 2018


The Remedy, Graphite On Paper,
by yvonne forster, 2018

Travellers Graphite on Paper,2018 by yvonne forster

Reflections and Shadows Graphite, by yvonne forster







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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Exciting New CreativPaper online : Art Magazine



Exciting New CreativPaper online : Art Magazine

Making a New World mixed media
by yvonne forster

cliick on follwing link will take you to the online Issuu page


https://issuu.com/creativpaper/docs/creativpaper_issue_no_008_vol_3o_008_vol_3







The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. – Joseph Campbell
 We feel connected to nature, yet we can hardly explain why nature impresses us so much, or why do we seek to spend time in nature. The truth is that we are part of nature as anything else. When we disconnect from nature, we forget who we are. ref below

Read more: https://www.spiritbutton.com/inspirational-nature-quotes/#ixzz5AOuYAezn



Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ – Robin Williams

Read more: https://www.spiritbutton.com/inspirational-nature-quotes/#ixzz5AOvIx4fe


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Our eARTh exhibition opens on the 24th March till 23 December 2018



Here is the electronic Issuu version of The Our Earth Catalogue...All artist images and statements enclosed...




please click link below....

Exhibitionhttps://issuu.com/kunsthuisgallery/docs/catalogueourearthweb











Altered Perceptions, Mixed Media& Collage, by yvonne forster
The series of works are a response to the impact of industrialisation, industrial farming and pollution on bird and insect populations. The use of pesticides and changing patterns of land use has led to a decline of many insect and bird species. The abstracted form of the of works Altered Perceptions explores and reflects human activities, abstraction of nature, ignoring the interconnectivities that maintain the well being of the whole. 

The series was inspired by Rachel Carson's views on the effects of chemicals on wildlife and George Monbiot’s recent book 'How Did We Get Into This Mess? The works are mixed media acrylic paint, oil pastels, gold leaf and collaged materials with the phrase "humankind ...we are but one thread" embedded.

Refs George Monbiot - How Did We Get Into This Mess an Rachel Carson  - Silent Spring

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Kunsthuis Gallery.... behind the scenes

Altered Perceptions VI by yf 2017, Mixed Medium.


 The behind the scene stuff!...final preparations for my work to be sent to Kunsthuis Gallery...The after the snow falls ... shadows in sunlight as I took my art works to the post office... on their journey to The Kunsthuis Gallery in Crayke Yorkshire..A very exciting exhibition - 'Our eARTh' focuses on various aspects of climate change...












Shadows in the snow as I take my work to the post office

Sunlight and shadows in the church yard

Three works ready to be sent to Kunsthuis Yorkshire

Preparations framing the works

Using recycled materials for packing work


Three works ready to be boxed up

Altered Perceptions I by yf 2017 Mixed Medium.