Oil painting of tundra swans flying over wetlands

Low Country Swans
By Chris Forrest
16 x 12 in.
Oil on Raymar panel
Available at Xanadu Gallery

The painting Low Country Swans features a challenging dramatic sky, the local marsh, and a favorite winter bird, the Tundra Swan. Living on a coastal island, Chris is both challenged and thrilled for the opportunity to depict the coastal sea and low country along with the local wildlife.

Chris was always going to attend art school, but studied engineering instead. He was commissioned in the Army and served 10 years with tours in Vietnam & Germany, command & operations assignments, and ranger & airborne schools/training. He then worked 10 years as a fulltime wildlife printmaker and painter followed by 30 years in business. Returning to art full time in 2019, he is totally enjoying the challenge of painting again.

His work has been featured in Southwest Art, Wildlife Art, Prints, and North Light magazines along with multiple editions of Who’s Who in American Art. He is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, and is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists, International Guild of Realism, and associate member of NOAPS & OPA. His work can currently be seen at the Copley Society National Land-Sea Show, OPA Salon Show, and NOAPS associate online, and was in this year’s NOAPS Best of America-Small Works.

Website: chrisforrestart.com

Gallery inquiries are welcome.