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Myra Beth Forman


Creating art is a process, you don't always know where you are going and there are many surprises along the way. I have always liked trying different art forms. Whether it is stained glass, jewelry making, woodblock printmaking, sculpting or painting, there is always something beautiful and exciting to create. You can say art is endless and with every medium there is an opportunity to try something new and different.


Pablo Picasso once said: “Colors, like features, follow the changes of emotions”. I have always been attracted to vibrant colors in my artwork. Color creates visual stimulation and has the power to change moods – both mine and the viewer. Most of my artwork is abstract and sometimes includes people and nature.  I often feel that creating art is one big experiment.  I put the paint out and the excitement comes and then it is mostly about feeling.  I don't always have an exact goal in mind, other than to create something that pleases me.



My focus for a while has been on acrylic painting. Recently I took a class in foil printmaking.  It's a very interesting process and I'm thrilled to report I just sold four of these foil prints at BWAC.  I also enjoy teaching others and have taught, one to one, jewelry making and printmaking.  Several years ago I worked in a summer camp where I taught seniors how to make greeting cards out of abstract acrylic papers, which they created and then cut up, tore up, etc. to create the greeting cards.






Art courses taken at:  


  • Fashion Institute of Technology (26 credits in art, including design, painting, printmaking, life drawing, Fimo jewelry making)

  • Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop:  Several courses in printmaking, including working with Devraj Dakoji (Master Printmaker) and foil printing.

  • Alliance of Queens Artists:  Watercolor class for many years.

  • National Art League:  Acrylic Painting and “small” acrylic printmaking.

  • Penland School of Crafts:  Jewelry Enameling, Sculpture and woodworking.



Grants and Awards:  


  • National Art League:  Merit Award 2011, Second Place Prize in miniature art works 2012.           

  • Grant from SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide) through the Department of Cultural Affairs) Year: Spring 2013.



Formal Education: 


  • Queens College (C.U.N.Y.) BA Drama and Philosophy (double majors)

  • New School for Social Research Certification in English Language Teaching to adults in English as a Second Language


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