Alice Linford Forte

  • Painting

I’m a self taught abstract and landscape painter. Expect large scale, evocative, dramatic sky and ocean inspired works, emphasising WA’s vast and rugged coastlines.

Studio Details

Birchfield Farm Studio
Birchfield Farmstay
368 Calgardup Road West

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 SeptClosed
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 SeptClosed
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Parking suitable for buses
  • Universal access
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)

My painting is an outlet for me to express myself as authentically as possible. I lay down colours and brush strokes with raw, emotional intention, feeling out a new artwork as it emerges on the canvas without any fixed plan or procedure. Being self taught I’ve forged my own path through trial and error techniques which lead equally to success as they do to failure. The unknowing is what I enjoy most about my method. A work in progress unveils itself to me as much as it does to others, as i’m led by my subconscious. ‘Experimentation’ has been a recurring theme in my process. Every now and again I dabble in more figurative painting, but abstract is what enables me to really let the imagination wander. It allows me to dive deep into the emotional psyche, tune out of my surroundings and get completely lost. I grew up in Margaret River on a large rural property that I’m still fortunate enough to call home, and where i have my beautiful, rustic art studio. My biggest inspirations are the sea and the sky, which gives my work a somewhat ethereal energy. If I’m painting a landscape and working from a photograph I will enhance and dramatise the sky so it holds as much if not more intensity than the land.
Growing up in a small creative hub in the South West has enabled me to pursue my passion with a free and uninhibited
I’m so grateful to be part of a community that places so much value on the arts and one which has enabled my career as an artist to thrive.