• Lisette Forsyth

    South Africa

    Lisette Forsyth
    • Artist Statement
      • I paint to fill the need to create.
        Constantly experimenting with media and subject matter.
        The compulsion to recycle pushes me towards mixed media.
        For me there isn't a huge urge to comment on anything political, although you will often find a political poster on the back of my painting done on hard board.
        Cape Town and it's people provide contradictions and contrasts to work from.
        Every day is an inspiration . The need to reveal and reflect life's beauty drives me to create.
        To share the delight in the seemingly ordinary.
    • Biography
      • Exhibitions:


        1998 The People of Perth
        2004 Exihibitions in Exhibition ( solo)
        2007 Finalist in the Art Association of Belville's Veleka Art Competition
        2009 Publiccity ( solo)
        2010 Urban Lines

    • Interview
      • What is your favourite film of all time?
        Each decade has it's own film:
        the 80s The Outsiders;
        90s Jesus of Motreal;
        00s Little Miss Sunshine;
        and 2010 District 9

        What music are you currently listening to and why?
        Bon Ivor because its easy listening and beautiful. When I am in the studio I listen to Fine Music radio, it is relaxing , undemanding has very little advertising. The long pieces help sustain a train of thought and it is also a way to keep in touch with what is going on culturally.

        Which living artists do you most admire and why?
        Paul Edmunds, his work is clever and original.

        Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
        Brett Whitely because of his loose style and innovative use of materials.

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
        Harry Wichat at the Smelik Stokking Galleries in Amsterdam. I loved his loose brush stroke and use of colour - it could also have been the hash chocolate.

        What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
        Its too early to say.

        What/ who inspired you to be an artist?
        My Father, when I asked what I should do after leaving school he suggested I do what makes me happy.

        Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any, the significance of this location is
        I have a studio in Woodstock , an industrial part of Cape Town. I feel a sense of productivity in the air. I also find the people that live and work here colourful with a laziness to every move they make, the weathered and graffitied buildings are also an ever changing inspiration.

        What do you like most about being an artist?
        To have an outlet for my creative energy.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
        Selling my work.

        What are your plans for the coming year?
        To paricipate in a group exhibition , A Slice of Life, at the Liebrecht Gallery

  • the dome original painting lisette forsyth LISETTE FORSYTH
    The Dome
    Original Painting / 92 x 59 cm
    $500
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    Entrance
    Original Drawing / 91 x 59 cm
    $410
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    Cigarettes Ed.2/5
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
    $492
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    Waiting Room Ed. 2/5
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
    $492
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    Christenings & Marriages Ed. 4/5
    Limited Edition Print / 29 x 42 cm
    $492
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    Destitute Child Ed.4/5
    Limited Edition Print / 29 x 42 cm
    $490
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    Necessaries Ed. 2/5
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
    $492
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    Government Printers Ed.2/5
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
    $492
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    Plan
    Original Painting / 92 x 59 cm
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    The Other Side Of A Square
    Hand-Finished Print / 138 x 104 cm
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    Under Wood
    Original Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Dogs On The Street
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Cape Times: School Days
    Painting / 55 x 69 cm
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    Cape Times: More Haste
    Painting / 54 x 68 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Cellphone Banking
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Men and Boys
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Mischief
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Cape Times: Dawn Of Womanhood
    Painting / 54 x 68 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Survivors
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Twee Behoeftige Kinderen
    Painting / 27 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Elizabeth Maria
    Painting / 27 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Sixpence Queen
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Echtscheiding
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Lena And Anna
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Opening Of Parliament
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Immigrant No 11
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Wood Work
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Office Handbook
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Boarding School
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Parcel
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Wednesday Morning
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Farm Schools
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Articles
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Merchandize
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: South African Association
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Beskuldig
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Dear John
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Convict No 5,484
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
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    Gov Gazette: Los En Vastgoed
    Painting / 26 x 39 cm
  • india series: spring tide painting on paper lisette forsyth
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    India Series: Spring Tide
    PAINTING ON PAPER / 30 x 36 cm
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    India Series: Fishing
    PAINTING ON PAPER / 30 x 36 cm
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    Wholesome
    PAINTING ON PAPER / 48 x 68 cm