Anne Forte



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Are you nice to come home to screenprint 35x30 cms

Clara on green chair, Salzburg Oil on board 60x100 cm

From the heart oil on canvas 25x20x60 cms

embossed etching and screenprint 20x30 cms

In the Headlights screenprint 40x35 cms

Clara in Maisons Alfort acrylic on board 50x40 cms


The content of my work as a painter and printmaker derives its inspiration from many sources, which include literature, film and theatre.

I like to begin with an idea, image or a piece of text and explore its possibilities. It is always an organic process, never linear, which means I am not working towards a previously visualised outcome. The end result is often a long way away from the starting-point. For me, this constant revision is an essential part of the work.

I work on prints and paintings, sometimes at the same time, or in separate blocks. I find the two disciplines complement each other. I can be working on the same theme in both, but find that the alchemy of each technique creates completely different images.


I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in Drawing and Painting (1977-81), after which I did a PGCE at Moray House in Art and Design.

I taught art in schools and colleges, and then worked at the Citizens Theatre and TAG Theatre in Glasgow as a set designer, whilst continuing to expand my art practise.

I have been a member of Edinburgh Printmakers for 30 years, and like to use the mediums of screenprinting, lithography, etching and collagraph in my prints. I am also a painter and have recently been making short video animations, one of which was shown in Boston, USA in 2016. It was a collaboration with the artist, Morwenna Kearsley. I made a series of small tempera on gesso paintings which she animated. They were also shown at Edinburgh Printmakers in the exhibition,' Indelible Traces'.

Currently, I am working on more short animations.


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