Autumn de Forest: Portrait of a Young Artist

Autumn de Forest: Portrait of a Young Artist


My goal as an artist is to… is to create art that makes people look at the world in a different way. It’s kind of, it’s a
little bit wild, you know, being a teenager and being able to talk to these
people or share my story. To me, I go home or I go to school and I’m just a regular kid and a lot of, you know, a lot of these kids don’t even know what I do. I started painting in my late 5’s and then I sold my first painting when I was 6 years old. I have never had any formal training in painting or in art, but I will say that a lot of training comes from inspiration of different artists. Psychology really inspires me as an artist. A lot of the recent pieces are very much inspired by the mind. Different theories, Freudian theories, different psychological theories. I usually don’t sketch stuff out. Sometimes I will, but I’ll just start with an abstract piece and then I can, then I can, you know, chisel stuff away and make it more refined later. I’ve had the opportunity to create a piece for the cool Pope, Pope Francis, which I love him so much, and I was able to create a piece for him and actually go to Rome and present it to him. I love to hang out with my friends, I love to go to movies, have sleepovers, that kind of thing. I love my dog. She’s a standard poodle and her name’s Ginger. Ever since I picked up the paintbrush, my parents have been more than supportive. When I first asked my mom if maybe she could pick up some materials for me, I thought she’d come back from the art store with pieces of paper and crayons and she came back with huge canvases and great-quality paint and that’s just one of the ways my parents have been extremely supportive from the very beginning. I mean, if it wasn’t for that, you know, I wouldn’t have, probably wouldn’t have continued.

3 thoughts on “Autumn de Forest: Portrait of a Young Artist

  1. BEAUTIFUL WORK! Incredible view of the world! Would love to see what your future artworks are. Will be keeping an eye out young lady! Kudos to your parents for supporting your endeavors! God Bless!!! xo… Peg Hambrecht

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