Doug Forsythe is a well known Canadian / International contemporary artist/printmaker born in Wolfville, Nova Scotia 1949 where he grew up with a natural fascination for the sea.
He demonstrated a natural aptitude for painting and drawing at a very young age and began honing this ability at The Nova Scotia Collage of Art & Design in 1968. His career now spans five decades. He authored the definitive guide to building an etching press which is referenced by printmakers world wide. His press design can be found in printmaking studios in thirty countries around the globe.
Forsythe works in various mediums including intaglio printmaking, monotype, serigraphy, mixed media, watercolor, oil, acrylics, encaustic & computer. Forsythe's command of his chosen mediums has enabled him to satisfy his ultimate intention - to create rich and deeply convincing works of art . His innovative nature is perhaps best portrayed in his intaglio collagraph prints, for most of the techniques he uses to build his plates were of his own design.
He is an artist who relishes experimentation and evolution, though is not afraid to return to earlier discoveries, themes and styles. In 1995 Forsythe began exploring a new art medium The Computer and in 1997 received an international design award from Corel Corp. for his work.
In 2008 Forsythe's first monograph was published A Forty Year Retrospective 1968-2008
Forsythe has exhibited his work throughout North America and has enjoyed numerous successful shows in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, New York & Los Angeles . In 1987 his original prints were included in a tour of Embassies in Holland, France & Germany.