Born in Glasgow in 1950, Archie Forrest studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1969-73) and also taught there from 1978-85. He now paints full time. He was elected a Member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in 1988 and has been a regular exhibitor there and at the Royal Scottish Academy since 1975.
He has won numerous awards for both his painting and sculpture. Examples of his work can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.