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Edwin Forrest is a fourth generation Californian based in Sacramento, CA. After a long career as a master stonemason, Forrest decided to pursue his passion for painting full time. Hours dedicated to the studio has yielded a unique style of Hard Edge abstraction that captivates the eye with its bold colorfields and ethereal textures, often created using tools from his former trade. With music as one of Forrest’s greatest influences, references to Lucinda Williams, Velvet Underground and others can be felt in the brush strokes, discovered in painting titles and heard pouring out of his studio on any given day.

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Solo Exhibition, Be Cool Club | B. Sakata Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2019 Goofed Up, Beatnik Studios, Sacramento, CA.

2019 Solo Presentation organized by Art Zone, R Street Burgers & Brew, Sacramento, CA.

2019 - present, California State Treasury Building, Sacramento, CA.

2019 President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Sacramento, CA. 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Six From City, Beatnik Studios, Sacramento, CA.

2016 One Hundred Years, One Hundred Artists, Gregory Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2016 Winter Group Show, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA.


2019 Bold Expressions Award, Northern California Artists, Inc.

Public Collections

President pro tempore of the California State Senate, Sacramento, CA

California State Treasury, Sacramento, CA


2019 “Cover Artist: Edwin Forrest” Inside Sacramento.

2016 Dalkey, Victoria, “Art Review: ‘Six From City’ at Sacramento’s Beatnik Studios.


2016 AA Studio Art, Sacramento City College

1968 BS Business, Santa Clara University