Christabel Forbes is a young colourist whose individual treatment of landscape is unmistakably her own.
She was born in 1991 in Courbevoie, outside Paris, of mixed French and British parentage, and is now based in London. Christabel trained at The Royal Drawing School, after taking a BA in Fine Art at Falmouth University.
Christabel’s work explores the power of human existence in a location, which she records through drawing. She then develops the work into more complex pieces in the studio, through drawing, etching and painting. Christabel hopes to take her audience away from reality and place them into a world of their own imagination.
She has built up a portfolio of residencies and teaching experience in the UK and abroad, based around her use of colour, to evoke people and places. In her work, as in her teaching, she tries to maintain a level of playfulness and spontaneity.
Awards: 2018 Wedlake Bell Award for a Young Artist, at the Chelsea Art Society show.
Collections: Her work is included in both private and public collections including The Royal Collection and Sir Michael Moritz – Heyman Foundation.