The Artist

Tony is a native of Greensboro, NC. In 2006 he left a construction career to give full attention to his passion for art which he has never regretted. The lure of the majestic Smokey Mountains, rural farm lands, and eastern coastal regions of his home state called to him as it had many other artists of the area. One of the greatest highlights of his experience there was when the NC Bar Association selected him to paint a portrait of Andrew Jackson for the city's bicentennial celebration. This painting hangs in the Guilford County courthouse where Jackson was actually sworn into the practice of law. He has since received several prestigious commissions for clients including US tennis professional John Isner.

Forrest and his wife Martha now enjoy living in Alexandria, LA where they are strongly involved in the art community. Tony paints and teaches oil classes from his studio at the River Oaks Square Art Center where he is a resident artist. His art hangs throughout the US and can be purchased in galleries, via his website, or directly from his studio at River Oaks.

“The wise man stated that the journey is its own reward. To the artist, the process of making art transcends the tangible product.”

- Tony Forrest


Check out Tony Forrest's selections, past and present in our fully interactive gallery. For further inquiries submit a contact form below.




Whether it is a sunset over rolling hills or a stormy night on the bay, Tony Forrest creates landscapes that offer a powerful emotional and intellectual response from the viewer

Commission Tony Forrest to capture in oils a special landscape for you. Tony can help you select the correct size and color palette for your home or office.  You'll be perserving the intensity and beauty of that place and moment for years to come.

Fill out our contact form below or peruse our gallery for further examples of Tony's landscapes.


Whether you are looking to have a portrait done of yourself or a surprise for a friend or family member, Tony Forrest can deliver a uniquely beautiful representation of the individual through his stylistic portraiture.

By choosing Tony Forrest for your portrait, you are choosing a seasoned professional. He is someone who takes great care in presenting an accurate yet tasteful representation of his subject.  His style is classical and "painterly".  He has a consistent ability to "capture the soul" of his subject in an amazing way

Fill out our contact form below or peruse our gallery for further examples of Tony's figurative work.



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