On September the 21st, I was dashing around north Birmingham searching for the fibreglass owls that make up The Big Hoot trail. One I found was number 65: A Word to the Wise by Elizabeth Forrest.
Elizabeth Forrest is a Welsh born lettering artist and papermaker, now living in Derbyshire. She obtained her degree at the University of Wales and later completed the Society of Scribes and Illuminator’s advanced training scheme in calligraphy. Her work is a unique, highly personal response to text from the various sources that inspire her and is based on a love of words, combined with a passion for colour, texture and pattern. She has exhibited widely and in 2013 was elected a Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.