Felicia Forte is an American painter who creates expressive, psychological close-up portraits. She focuses on still life and interior settings. Forte’s bold, recognizable style features areas that are broadly painted with full color. A graduate of the California Art Institute in San Francisco, she also studied at The Art Students League in New York. Forte excels in teaching and painting portraits alla prima, which is directly on the canvas, without any underpaintings. In 2017, she was invited as resident and grant recipient to the Redbull House of Art project, a live-in residency experience in Detroit that allows artists the freedom and space to create. Forte has exhibited nationally and internationally including The BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She lives and works in Detroit, painting and teaching both in person and online.