Dana Forrester began painting his brick wall series in the mid-seventies and won many Regional and National Awards for his focus on weathered and layered advertising signs painted on brick walls. It was truly a unique and direct look at the world, often showing the viewer a subject he had not noticed before. Dana was elected as a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and of the National Watercolor Society in the early eighties, then began painting full time in 1987. His world changed a year later when he bought his first Sting Ray Corvette, the car which brought about a change in the subject of his art. He has continued to explore the theme of brick buildings and advertising art while using the collector automobile as a major element of his work. Dana creates about ten to twelve major works a year for publication as well as a number of commissioned watercolors for collectors wanting an original painting of a subject special to them. His paintings are included in many private, corporate, and museum collections worldwide. Currently he owns three significant Corvettes and has plans for more, a fact that separates Dana from other automotive artists. Visit Site
“Carl French and staff have worked on my 1965 396/425 Coupe numerous times in preparation for NCRS Judging at the 2011 Joplin Regional. His restoration of the chassis and under the hood areas proved essential to my Top Flight Award, and couldn’t have been achieved without Carl.”
Dana Forrester, A.W.S., N.W.S.
17611 48th Terrace Court South
Independence, MO 64055