Richard Forrest

Richard Forrest

The oil paintings of northern Michigan artist Richard Forrest have many facets: the variation of color in each rock, the texture of each leaf, the delicate feathers of birds, and the light moving over and shadowing an object. All attest to his wonder and marvel at creation. He captures his surroundings in vivid realism, which creates enduring memories of our great outdoors.

Forrest, a Muskegon native who moved to Leelanau County more than two decades ago for the fly-fishing, found inspiration in the freedom and charm of the north. While he used to paint a lot of birds and fish in his free time, he has slowed things down a bit. Now he focuses primarily on the many landscapes that catch his eye.

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  • A Passing Moment by Richard Forrest


    That soft afternoon sun on our beloved Michigan coastline is captured beautifully in Richard Forrest’s, “A Passing Moment.”

  • Back Yard by Richard Forrest


    From the State parklands of Leelanau County, Richard Forrest captures this historic site in “Back Yard.”

  • Home by Richard Forrest


    Michigan collectors will appreciate the splendor of this historic Leelanau residence.

  • I See Myself by Richard Forrest


    Beautiful & sentimental is “I See Myself” by Richard Forrest.

  • New Days by Richard Forrest


    Who doesn’t love our Michigan dunes? Richard Forrest captures them in soft afternoon light, in “New Days.”

  • Ridge to Ridge by Richard Forrest


    Do you appreciate our Michigan coastline as much as we do?