South African visual artist Lisette Forsyth

Lisette Forsyth

Cape Town | 48 artworks for sale

  • Two Parcels - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Two Parcels
    Painting / 34 x 47 cm
    R15 000
  • Smoke - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Smoke
    Painting / 34 x 47 cm
    R15 000
  • Mule - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Mule
    Painting / 34 x 47 cm
    R15 000
  • He's My Brother - Painting by Lisette Forsyth He's My Brother
    Painting / 34 x 47 cm
    R15 000
  • Griqua Town - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Griqua Town
    Painting / 34 x 47 cm
    R15 000
  • Wireless - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Wireless
    Painting / 57 x 76 cm
    R34 000
  • Polcadot - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Polcadot
    Painting / 88 x 64 cm
    R50 000
  • Coach - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Coach
    Painting / 108 x 78 cm
    R57 500
  • One Side Of A Square ed.3/5 - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth One Side Of A Square ed.3/5
    Giclée Print / 140 x 106 cm
    R25 000
  • Victory - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Victory
    Painting / 101 x 69 cm
    R50 000
  • Together In Buffels - Hand Finished Print by Lisette Forsyth Together In Buffels
    Hand Finished Print / 116 x 86 cm
    R38 000
  • Deadly Nightshade - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Deadly Nightshade
    Painting / 66 x 81 cm
    R30 000
  • Babilonstoring - Hand Finished Print by Lisette Forsyth Babilonstoring
    Hand Finished Print / 66 x 88 cm
    R28 000
  • Stillbaai - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth Stillbaai
    Original Painting / 65 x 88 cm
    R45 000
  • Rendition Song - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Rendition Song
    Painting / 101 x 70 cm
    R46 000
  • Lwandle - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Lwandle
    Painting / 70 x 101 cm
    R46 000
  • Outside Prince Albert - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Outside Prince Albert
    Painting / 125 x 80 cm
    R39 500
  • Port St. John's - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Port St. John's
    Painting / 34 x 47 cm
    R15 000
  • A Trip With My Mother - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth A Trip With My Mother
    Giclée Print / 27 x 34 cm
    R4 750
  • Closed Circuit - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Closed Circuit
    Giclée Print / 34 x 40 cm
    R5 500
  • Lockdown Blues - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Lockdown Blues
    Painting / 25 x 32 cm
    R6 000
  • Harbour Lights - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Harbour Lights
    Painting / 42 x 30 cm
    R9 750
  • Social & Personal Intimacy - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Social & Personal Intimacy
    Giclée Print / 51 x 67 cm
    R9 000
  • Face To Face - Painting by Lisette Forsyth Face To Face
    Painting / 55 x 71 cm
    R34 000
  • 9 Months Of Intimacy - Painting by Lisette Forsyth 9 Months Of Intimacy
    Painting / 42 x 56 cm
    R20 000
  • Bär and Ivy ed.1/5 - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Bär and Ivy ed.1/5
    Giclée Print / 107 x 77 cm
    R18 400
  • European Girl - Painting by Lisette Forsyth European Girl
    Painting / 35 x 48 cm
    R15 000
  • Bird Island - Hand Finished Print by Lisette Forsyth Bird Island
    Hand Finished Print / 107 x 77 cm
    R25 000
  • Sitting On A Cloud - Drawing by Lisette Forsyth Sitting On A Cloud
    Drawing / 38 x 29 cm
    R9 750
  • Dog Tickets - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Dog Tickets
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
    R4 000
  • Trade With Mozambique - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Trade With Mozambique
    Giclée Print / 52 x 38 cm
    R6 000
  • Cellphone Banking - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Cellphone Banking
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
    R4 000
  • Famous Amateurs - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Famous Amateurs
    Giclée Print / 52 x 72 cm
    R7 000
  • A Piece Of Ground - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth A Piece Of Ground
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
    R4 000
  • Team Work - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Team Work
    Giclée Print / 110 x 76 cm
    R18 400
  • Homeland - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Homeland
    Giclée Print / 105 x 75 cm
    R18 400
  • World Games - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth World Games
    Giclée Print / 110 x 76 cm
    R18 400
  • Fun - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Fun
    Giclée Print / 106 x 77 cm
    R18 400
  • Official Handbook - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Official Handbook
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
    R4 000
  • Cuba - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Cuba
    Giclée Print / 120 x 75 cm
    R18 400
  • Chamais Bay To Port Nolloth - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Chamais Bay To Port Nolloth
    Giclée Print / 104 x 80 cm
    R18 400
  • A Sentiment Of Sorrow - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth A Sentiment Of Sorrow
    Giclée Print / 51 x 62 cm
    R7 000
  • Bachelors & Spinsters - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Bachelors & Spinsters
    Giclée Print / 54 x 74 cm
    R7 000
  • Milk Mad - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Milk Mad
    Giclée Print / 54 x 74 cm
    R7 000
  • Trader - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Trader
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
    R4 000
  • Port St. John - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Port St. John
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
    R4 000
  • Entrance - Original Sketch by Lisette Forsyth Entrance
    Original Sketch / 91 x 59 cm
    R6 000
  • Crime And Punishment - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth Crime And Punishment
    Giclée Print / 59 x 78 cm
    R9 000
  • Immigration No 11 - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Immigration No 11
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
  • Irrespective Of Age - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Irrespective Of Age
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
  • Servitude Rights - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Servitude Rights
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
  • Mule ed.3/5 - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Mule ed.3/5
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
  • Post Office - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Post Office
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
  • Queenstown - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Queenstown
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
  • Loving Subjects - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Loving Subjects
    Painting / 34 x 47 cm
  • Omrent 4 Maanden - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Omrent 4 Maanden
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
  • Land - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Land
    Giclée Print / 54 x 74 cm
  • Lovely Llandudno - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Lovely Llandudno
    Painting / 61 x 76 cm
  • Alliances - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Alliances
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
  • Kei Mouth River - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Kei Mouth River
    Painting / 33 x 46 cm
  • H2 Ous - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    H2 Ous
    Painting / 33 x 46 cm
  • One Shilling - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    One Shilling
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
  • Across Africa Ed.1/5 - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Across Africa Ed.1/5
    Giclée Print / 49 x 64 cm
  • Zone R - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Zone R
    Original Painting / 69 x 73 cm
  • Across Africa - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Across Africa
    Painting / 105 x 137 cm
  • Four-Wheeled Vehicle - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Four-Wheeled Vehicle
    Original Painting / 33 x 46 cm
  • Be Kind - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Be Kind
    Painting / 34 x 37 cm
  • Rivers - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Rivers
    Painting / 34 x 47 cm
  • Building The Future - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Building The Future
    Painting / 115 x 92 cm
  • Kei Mouth - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Kei Mouth
    Original Painting / 34 x 47 cm
  • 13-Year-Old Girl & 8-Year-Old Boy - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    13-Year-Old Girl & 8-Year-Old Boy
    Giclée Print / 30 x 42 cm
  • Gabriel Johannes Snyman - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Gabriel Johannes Snyman
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
  • Farming Implements - Giclée Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Farming Implements
    Giclée Print / 29 x 42 cm
  • Under My Hand - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Under My Hand
    Painting / 34 x 48 cm
  • Sunlight - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Sunlight
    Original Painting / 57 x 76 cm
  • Essential Worker - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Essential Worker
    Painting / 34 x 46 cm
  • The Future - Hand-Finished Print by Lisette Forsyth
    The Future
    Hand-Finished Print / 119 x 94 cm
  • Native Curios - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Native Curios
    Painting / 57 x 75 cm
  • King - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    King
    Original Painting / 34 x 47 cm
  • Essence - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Essence
    Painting / 63 x 78 cm
  • 12 Year Old - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    12 Year Old
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Kings Will Dream - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Kings Will Dream
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Dark Eyes - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Dark Eyes
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Wheeling - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Wheeling
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Fire Wood - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Fire Wood
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Piece Of Africa  - Hand-Finished Print by Lisette Forsyth
    Piece Of Africa
    Hand-Finished Print / 119 x 94 cm
  • Prepare - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Prepare
    Original Painting / 56 x 76 cm
  • Deep Low - Original Artwork by Lisette Forsyth
    Deep Low
    Original Artwork / 39 x 30 cm
  • Interior - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Interior
    Original Painting / 39 x 30 cm
  • Formally Separated - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Formally Separated
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Ist Day - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Ist Day
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Mother's Love - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Mother's Love
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Snell - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Snell
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Lady Atlas - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Lady Atlas
    Painting / 122 x 205 cm
  • BAZAAR - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    BAZAAR
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Religious Communication - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Religious Communication
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Forgive - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Forgive
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Guardian - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Guardian
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Trade With Mozambique - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Trade With Mozambique
    Original Painting / 57 x 42 cm
  • Other Vehicle - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Other Vehicle
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Payday (Betaal) - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Payday (Betaal)
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Purity - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Purity
    Original Painting / 59 x 78 cm
  • Water For Domestic Purposes - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Water For Domestic Purposes
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Eligible Land - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Eligible Land
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Homeland - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Homeland
    Original Painting / 110 x 80 cm
  • Loopendewegen - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Loopendewegen
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Land  Grabs - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Land Grabs
    Original Painting / 107 x 80 cm
  • Schulphoek/The Deal - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Schulphoek/The Deal
    Painting / 145 x 87 cm
  • One Side Of A Square - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    One Side Of A Square
    Painting / 145 x 109 cm
  • A Piece Of Ground - Original Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    A Piece Of Ground
    Original Painting / 35 x 48 cm
  • Wheat Free - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Wheat Free
    Painting / 33 x 46 cm
  • Africa My Love - Painting by Lisette Forsyth
    Africa My Love
    Painting / 120 x 96 cm
Lisette Forsyth is a contemporary visual artist based in Cape Town, South Africa.
"I take the discarded materials of modern work and transmute their surfaces into artifacts with a powerful appeal to current artistic sensibilities. Scarred wood, rusted steel, battered metal and builder’s planks are all grist to my grinder, saw, and paintbrush. The story of each piece is transmutation, the outcome, I hope, is enchantment.

I believe that the dialogue I initiate in my work starts a chain reaction between my thoughts and the subject matter; between the elements in the work – the images, the objects and the background – all integrated and reinforced by the strong binding shadows I invariably include. Crucial to it all is the satisfying dialogue between my art and the viewer, because I believe that our experience of a piece of art is enhanced by our understanding of the values it signifies." - Lisette Forsyth.

Lisette Bambine Forsyth (b. 1968) studied Graphic Design at The Cape Technikon from 1989 – 1991 and graduated with a Diploma, majoring in photography and printmaking. She has worked in many fields all over Europe and Australia before coming home and setting up her own studio in Woodstock.

Lisette has exhibited widely with solo and group shows across South Africa as well as internationally: she was a 2007 Vuleka finalist.
 
In February 2022, Lisette and StateoftheART took part in the International Public Art Festival (or IPAF) in Cape Town, with the artist painting a temporary mural on the Gallery windows.
 

Selected Exhibitions:

 
2019
Solo exhibition LAND, at StateoftheART Cape Town

2018
Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) in New York

2017
SAADA art show with Holden Manz
Group Exhibition: 'UNITLED|SPRING' at StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town

2016

SAADA art show with Holden Manz
Group Exhibition: 'Poudly South African' at Studio Dylan Thomas, Cape Town
Group Exhibition with East Side Studios, Cape Town
BRKLYN Spring Exhibition, Cape Town

2015
Solo Exhibition: ‘Nothing in India’ at Studio Dylan Thomas, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition: ‘Love they Neighbour’ at StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town
Art and antique expo at the Look Out, W&A Waterfront

2014
Group Exhibition: ‘Ladies First’, Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich, Germany
Solo Exhibition: 'A Reflection Of Us' at StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition: ‘Who’s looking at who’ at Rust and Vrede Gallery
Group Exhibition: ‘Music and Lyrics’ at Rust and Vrede

Works donated for Ukuthemba Child foundation are auctioned by Graham Norton, resulting in sales to Mr Norton.

2013

Solo exhibition: An honest day’s work, Studio Tonic, Cape Town

2012

Part of the art walk ,Art week in Observatory  and Woodstock , resulting in an ongoing relationship with the Jeanneta Blignaut Art Consultancy, Spier.

2011
Group exhibition: Pin Hole at Haas, Cape Town

 

What is your favourite film of all time?
Each decade has it’s own film: the 80s The Outsiders; 90s Jesus of Motreal; 00s Little Miss Sunshine; and 2010 District 9.

What music are you currently listening to and why?
Bon Ivor because its easy listening and beautiful. When I am in the studio I listen to Fine Music radio, it is relaxing , undemanding has very little advertising. The long pieces help sustain a train of thought and it is also a way to keep in touch with what is going on culturally.
Most recently Listening to YO YO MAR and LP .

Which living artists do you most admire and why?
Paul Edmunds, his work is clever and original.

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Brett Whitely because of his loose style and innovative use of materials.

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Harry Wichat at the Smelik Stokking Galleries in Amsterdam. I loved his loose brush stroke and use of colour – it could also have been the hash chocolate.
Most recent exhibition that made an impact was work of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in Munich, her use of colour. Stone cold sober.

What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?
Question I get asked most is where do I find my surfaces. I scavenge.

What/ who inspired you to be an artist?
My Father, when I asked what I should do after leaving school he suggested I do what makes me happy.

Can you tell us about where you make your art and what, if any, the significance this location has.
I have a studio in Woodstock, an industrial part of Cape Town. I feel a sense of productivity in the air. I also find the people that live and work here have a style and grace despite their limited resources,every move languid and rhythmic. The weathered and graffitied buildings are also an ever changing inspiration.

What do you like most about being an artist?
To have an outlet for my creative energy.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Seeing a commission piece bring tears of joy.