She has been called “one of the most important artists of her generation” by the Walt Disney Company and “a creative genius” by the Discovery Channel. Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome back the incredible young artist Autumn de Forest.
“Autumn de Forest – The Journey Continues” opens at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor/609.368.7777) on Friday, August 5 and runs through Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily, with all artwork available for acquisition. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Autumn de Forest when she signs purchased artwork from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 7.
Autumn de Forest has been a professional painter for more than half her young life and has had an incredible journey. At the age of ten, Autumn held her very first solo exhibition at Ocean Galleries and has had a whirlwind of projects and new artwork since then. Often described as a child prodigy, the talented 14-year-old artist made history this spring as the youngest painter ever to have a solo museum exhibition when her works were displayed at the Butler Institute of American Art (Butler, PA).
Her wide-ranging projects have included creating artwork for a line of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars™ (sold exclusively at Nordstrom stores nationwide) and being honored by the Vatican for her creativity, humanitarianism, and charitable works. This past year, Autumn was extended a private audience with Pope Francis, where she presented him with her painting "Resurrection,” which now resides in the Vatican.
The multi-talented and poised young artist has commissioned six-figure works of art and has garnered national and international acclaim for her imaginative artwork. Her artistic style has been compared to iconic abstract painters including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Pablo Picasso. Autumn’s exhibition at Ocean Galleries will feature a collection of all new artwork, with many paintings created specifically for the show.