Eric Forsberg is a classic marine artist, an oil painter in the traditions of artists Montague Dawson, Frederic Waugh and Charles Vickery. After years of studio painting, at the encouragement of Charles Vickery he went to sea to work on tall ships, schooners, and even trawlers, where he says he learned to paint the power and beauty of the sea and the ships with greater understanding.
Forsberg's current favorite subjects are historic ships at sea along the East Coast, the Great Lakes and the Indiana Dunes and he says, "anywhere the water meets the shore." He is currently working on a series of seven paintings of the Pride of Baltimore to be published as giclee prints for the benefit of the Pride of Baltimore organization.
Eric Forsberg has been painting for 38 years. He shows his work in fine galleries, invitational and juried exhibitions across the country. His classic maritime oil paintings are in numerous private collections.