Introducing Allen Forrest, our July Illustrator

Allen Forrest

I am so excited to introduce Allen Forrest, the wonderful artist whose work will be used to illustrate our July ON THE LINE issue.

Allen likes to say he was born in Canada and bred in the United States. Over his long career, he has worked in many mediums, all with an artistic bent: computer graphics, theater, digital music, film, video, drawing and painting. He also studied acting in the Columbia Pictures Talent Program in Los Angeles and digital media in art and design at Bellevue College.

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Allen’s work is lively, colorful, gestural, and rich with movement and vitality. I am so excited to have his fine work to compliment the great writing in this issue.


Allen currently works in the Vancouver, Canada, as a graphic artist and painter. He won the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine and his Bel Red painting series is part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection.

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His expressive drawing and painting style is a mix of avant-garde expressionism and post-Impressionist elements reminiscent of van Gogh, creating emotion on canvas.

Stay tuned for the full issue. We’re only days away!