From a young age, 16-year-old art prodigy Autumn de Forest knew that she wanted to spend her life creating art.
“I feel as though that creating is honestly what makes the world interesting,” says Autumn.
The young artist wholeheartedly believes that art can make our everyday lives more “beautiful and fantastic and curious,” and when examining her art, it would be hard to find three better adjectives than “beautiful,” “fantastic,” and “curious.”
Her curious perspective is on full display in this new video from the Park West Foundation—a glimpse into the artist’s life that shows just how committed Autumn is to improving the world through her art.
From August 5 to October 8, the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee hosted Autumn’s latest solo exhibition, “Her White Room: The Art of Autumn de Forest.” Autumn has described the concept of her “white room” as “an imaginary place I find myself when I am truly at my most creative.”
It was the third exhibition by Autumn that has been sponsored by the Park West Foundation, the charitable arm of Park West Gallery, which is devoted to spreading arts awareness and education.
During her time at the Monthaven, Autumn hosted workshops to spread her knowledge and passion for the arts with local children. Autumn taught her young students how to express themselves by creating colorful self-portraits.
Even though she’s a teenager herself, Autumn enjoys adopting a mentor role for her young peers, sharing the knowledge she has gleaned from her already impressive art career. She started painting at the age of 5 and is the youngest artist to be represented by Park West Gallery.
Her advice to her Monthaven students is simple and direct: “Don’t focus on how good you are. Focus on how much you love it.”
You can see the burgeoning love of art on the faces of her students, and one suspects that Autumn will continue to show art lovers, young and old, what truly makes the world beautiful and interesting throughout the rest of her promising career.
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