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About Joe 

Joe is a fine artist specialising in high quality custom artwork. Joe likes to work in a wide variety of styles, mediums, techniques and subject matter, not only to keep things interesting but to continually expand his skill base and experience.

 

After excelling in Art at school, Joe had the rare opportunity to study hands-on at The Merseyside Forum for Painting, Scultpture and Allied Crafts (The Forum) in Liverpool, UK.

Based in the famous Bluecoat Chambers, The Forum occupied the former studio of famous Liverpool sculptor Tyson Smith, continuing a legacy with over 100 years history. The Forum was founded by Liverpool artist Terance McGunigle (MA, Academia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy) and specialised in a wide range of traditional and contemporary art techniques and skills, including: Fresco painting, stone carving, restoration, clay modelling and mould making, fibre-glass and resin sculptures.

Joe has completed projects for Jamie Carragher's 23 Foundation, Vodka Revolution and celebrity chef Simon Rimmer's pub The Viking.

Joe Forrest 2018 Feb
Joe Forrest 2018 Feb
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Joe in his studio
Joe in his studio

Joe covered in paint in his studio

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The Underground Training Station
The Underground Training Station
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Joe at The Viking, 2016
Joe at The Viking, 2016

Joe painting a fox mural at The Viking pub & bakehouse, June 2016

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Jamie Carragher retirement portrait
Jamie Carragher retirement portrait

Joe with his finished Jamie Carragher portrait, April 2013

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Joe sculpting Prince William
Joe sculpting Prince William

Joe sculpting Prince William out of clay for the GiANTS project, February 2011

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Cheshire Life

Inside the Artist's Studio

Cheshire Life magazine visited my studio for a chat about my artwork in April 2018.