|Graham Forsythe on location
|Voile de Montogne,
|Safe Harbor, Graham Forsythe
Somewhere I've heard the quotation, "No one appreciates beauty more than one who has never known it." Overwhelmed by the beauty he could never see, Graham Forsythe began to paint. Largely self-taught, Forsythe gravitated toward the landscape, painting nature, especially trees--lots and lots of trees. Woodland scenes almost completely dominate his work. And unlike the old saying, in Forsythe's case you can see the forest for the trees. There is the occasional abstract, the rare figure rendering, also still-lifes, fishing boats, beach scenes, and seascapes, but the vast majority of Forsythe's work reflects his wanderlust and his infatuation with the woodlands, all painted with a slightly soft focus reminiscent of his previous vision and his struggle to overcome it.
|Forsythe is fond of the triptych, which here stands up quite nicely to the bright color competition of its environment.