Forrest Rodts was born in 1960. Throughout his childhood he moved frequently with his family, but always spent his summers on Nantucket. Rodts traces his ancestry to some of the earliest settlers on the island. His family's home in Siasconset was originally built by a whaling captain and has been passed down through the generations for more than 250 years.
Through an exploration of his family's whaling past and our country's sailing tradition, Rodts captures the drama of breathtaking sunsets, explosive skies, sparkling blue seas and peaceful vistas. He combines color, light and meticulous draftsmanship in finely detailed acrylic landscapes, seascapes and still lifes that reflect his long-standing affection for the ocean and the serene New England coastline.
Rodts is a member of The Copley Society of Boston, The Artist Association of Nantucket and the Marblehead Arts Association. Over the years he has won numerous awards from these organizations.