7. Christabel Forbes
View from the Rock in Colour
Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Oil bars, acrylic, paint pens, pigment on canvas
24 x 30 x 4 cm.
Created in 2021
£50 - 500
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Christabel Forbes practice is mainly concerned with capturing the essence of place and it is in her ambition to add new styles and techniques in order to enrich her work.
Christabel's practice is concerned with capturing the essence of place. Her particular route to artistic expression has been through learning to observe a scene, to record its basic elements, and then to recreate it imaginatively. She is drawn to places that are familiar to her and is interesting in retelling the story of that place through colour and line.
Artists Grayson Perry and Mama Anderson are sources of inspiration for Christabel as well as earlier painters such as Matisse and Vuillard. Christabel collects visual stimulus from everyday observation, from museums and by working from imagination. Her work can be characterised by its spontaneity and playfulness.
An artwork of this size by Christabel Forbes normally sells for £650.
Education: Fine Art, Falmouth University, in 2015 she gained a place on the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School.
Selected exhibitions: New Tutor Exhibition, West Dean College, Chichester, 2020. How Trees Talk, Coombe Farm Studio, Devon, 2019. Provence and Beyond, Blue Shop Cottage, Camberwell, London, 2019. Educational Platform, Prince and Patron, Buckingham Palace, London, 2018. Draw, Mandwell's Gallery, Norwich, 2018.