Forrest Rodts was born in 1960.Throughout his childhood he moved frequently with his family, but always spent his summers on Nantucket. The island became the most important influence on his painting during his early years. A self-taught artist, Rodts began showing his paintings while still in college. In 1983 he graduated from Hobart College with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Fine Arts. He had his first one-man show in 1988. Since then Rodts has continuously exhibited on Nantucket, currently showing at Quidley & Company on Main Street. Rodts lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with his wife.