December Artist-in-Residence: Felicia Forte

December 4, 2013January 5, 2014

From Life

Wednesdays-Sundays 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Have you ever wished you could visit an artist’s studio to see how a portrait is created? Would you like to make a sketch yourself? Felicia Forte, a San Francisco–based portraitist and teacher, will provide a rare opportunity for museum visitors to observe as she paints a life-sized portrait and to try their own hands as well. Over the course of four weeks, Forte will develop an oil portrait using a live model and provide instruction and information to visitors who want to explore the process.

Forte says, “Working from life offers particular challenges but is tremendously inspiring. Works by painters I admire, such as John Singer Sargent and Euan Uglow, are great examples of the wealth of information the eye can receive from life. I hope I can share my enthusiasm for portraiture with de Young visitors, and assist them in learning about the process and the specific techniques involved in painting from life.”

Felicia Forte is a representational oil painter based in San Francisco, California. She has studied at the California Art Institute and the Art Students League of New York. Forte is a sought-after instructor of drawing and painting who currently teaches at Sadie Valeri Atelier, and she has taught at other institutions, including the San Jose Museum of Art and the Walt Disney Family Museum. She maintains a studio in San Francisco’s Mission District, where she performs commissioned portraiture and gallery work and offers instruction in drawing and painting to private students.

Saturday, December 7, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 pm | Artist Reception
Celebrate the artist's residency with light refreshments in the Kimball Education Gallery.

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums and provide exposure to emerging artists. Supported in part by Genuus.com.