Tony Forrest

Tony Forrest

Painting visually powerful masterpieces

British born wildlife painter, Tony Forrest, has established himself as one of England’s premier wildlife artists. Tony’s life took a dramatic turn after watching a TV program on the work of renowned wildlife artist, David Shepherd. “From that moment I was hooked on painting animals!” He was driven to perfect a similar painting technique using loose brushstrokes to create dramatic light and texture on canvas.

After college, Tony worked as an illustrator at an advertising agency until 1990 when he made the shift to painting wildlife full-time. His passion was fueled by his first ever one-man exhibition which resulted in half of his paintings selling on the opening night and the remainder, shortly thereafter. It was after this show that Tony embarked on his first trip to Africa.

Tony’s extensive travels include visits to the jungles of Rwanda to study and photograph the silverback gorillas, expeditions to the Masai Mara to capture the great migrations of millions of zebra and wildebeest and regular visits to the game parks of Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. “I strive for perfection. Perfection for me is to produce a painting that is as visually powerful as possible. It has to really stir me emotionally. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t see something that makes me wonder what it would look like as a painting. I always try to imagine how I could “improve” the real thing. It is largely the light and atmosphere around the subject that makes me want to paint it. Given the choice of a cheetah with no light or a dead tree in glorious sunlight – I would sooner paint the tree!”

A staunch conservationist, Tony is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and the Worldwide Nature Artists Group. He has raised funds for the Tusk Trust, a charity which funds various conservation projects in Africa and in 2004 he participated in the “Africa To The Everglades” group exhibition at Native Visions Gallery which was attended by Dr. Jane Goodall.

“I take my art very seriously and feel genuine excitement at the thought of being able to capture and manipulate the natural world in oil paint in order to give people a sense of awe and wonder and hopefully also give them something unique which they can derive pleasure from every day”.

Tony Forrest

Native Visions Gallery – Palm Beach Gardens

PGA Commons, 4600 PGA Blvd., Suite 105
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Map / Directions
(p) 561.741.1600    (f) 561.566.6694

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Native Visions Gallery - Naples

737 5th Avenue South
Naples, Florida 34102
Map / Directions
(p) 239.643.3785    (f) 239.643.5346

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 12:00am - 7:00pm

  • Lunchtime - 14077


    Reserved for 2018 SCI Miniatures Show

    Size: 8 x 8
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14077

  • Peacock Sketch (Sold) - 12335

    Peacock Sketch (Sold)

    Size: 6 x 6
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 12335

  • One More River To Cross (Sold) - 12105

    One More River To Cross (Sold)

    Size: 8 x 18
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 12105

  • Snowy Egret (Sold) - 12328

    Snowy Egret (Sold)

    Size: 10 x 10
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 12328

  • Newquay Beach II - 14086

    Newquay Beach II

    Size: 12 x 16
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14086

  • Evening At Mawgan Porth - 14083

    Evening At Mawgan Porth

    Size: 24 x 32
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14083

  • Edge Of The Lake - 14074

    Edge Of The Lake

    Size: 10 x 20
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14074

  • On The Plains - 14075

    On The Plains

    Size: 12 x 10
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14075

  • Comorants Convention - 12327

    Comorants Convention

    Size: 8 x 18
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 12327

  • Etosha Salt Pan – Reserved for Dallas SC 2016 - 13365

    Etosha Salt Pan – Reserved for Dallas SC 2016

    Size: 12 x 40
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 13365

  • Mara Buffalo - 12981

    Mara Buffalo

    Size: 8 x 16
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 12981

  • Beachcombers - 11753


    Size: 10 x 24
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 11753

  • Newquay Surfer - 14085

    Newquay Surfer

    Size: 10 x 14
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14085

  • Low Tide, River Gannel - 14084

    Low Tide, River Gannel

    Size: 8 x 10
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14084

  • Freedom - 13622


    Size: 8 x 18
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 13622

  • Lioness: Lake Nakuru - 14072

    Lioness: Lake Nakuru

    Reserved for 2018 DSC Auction

    Size: 16 x 12
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14072

  • Lioness Study - 12107

    Lioness Study

    Size: 12 x 16
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 12107

  • Newquay Beach I - 14079

    Newquay Beach I

    Size: 12 x 16
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 14079

  • SOLD – Cattle Egret - 12333

    SOLD – Cattle Egret

    Size: 10 x 10
    Medium: Oil

    Product #: 12333