Art Reception for Holly Forrest and Catherine J. Herbert

Saturday, February 29th 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

C. X. Carlson Cultural Room

The Quarryville Library will be hosting artists Holly Forrest and Catherine J. Herbert

The show will be available to view in the Quarryville Library Carlson Room from February 29, 2020 through March 31, 2020 during library hours. You may call 717-786-1336 for our hours or go to The Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the library.

Painting of blue butterfly on zinnia.



Holly Forrest is an accomplished watercolor artist from Southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Greatly influenced by the art of Philadelphia, she earned her BFA at Moore College of Art and Design there. Currently, she draws from the abundant beauty and nature of her vibrant home life for her inspiration. She is a featured artist in the Watercolor Addicts Gallery and a part of the International Watercolor Society. Holly and her husband live on a farmstead with their ten children, two dogs, two cats, some sheep, pigs, and chickens.





Painting of trees and a fence covered with snow.Catherine J. Herbert
The nature of things, how it all intertwines, the wonder of it all. This is what I strive to accomplish with my artwork. When I see a tree I’ve grown up with or look into the eyes of an animal, I want to express it in my artwork. I have always felt close to nature and animals. Horseback riding or walking in the woods accompanied by my dog has given me countless opportunities to study nature in all her glory and develop an appreciation for it.
Growing up near the Hudson River, the St. Lawrence River and now living near the Susquehanna River, I am able to witness wonderful sites to express later in my artwork. I think that is why I have always been drawn to the Hudson River School style of painting. Artists like Jenness Cortez and Sam Savitt really inspired me to draw at a young age as well.
I enjoy a rural life. Growing up on and around farms, I appreciate the antics of farm animals, pets and the smell of new cut hay or rain.
These are the things and sites that motivate and inspire me to paint. I sketch, I draw, I study and then I paint with acrylics. I strive to master this.
Currently I am a member of the York Art Association, the Lancaster County Art Association and the Harford County Art Association. These organizations have been tremendously helpful and supportive.
Please check my website, blog, various links and sign up for my newsletter to see my current works and exhibits.