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The Autumn Auction 2020

10 DEC 2020 7:00 PM
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The Autumn Auction 2020 - Lot 35, Christabel Forbes, Singal Iron Store
The Autumn Auction 2020 - Lot 35, Christabel Forbes, Singal Iron Store

35. Christabel Forbes

Singal Iron Store

Signed (on the front) and signed and dated (on the reverse)
Mixed media on paper
68 x 53 cm.
Created in 2016


£650 - 950

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The Autumn Auction 2020 (35/69)


"Singal Iron Store was made during my artist residency and teaching in Delhi, India with the Royal Drawing School. Made from street-scene sketchbook drawings of the busy city life, this mixed media work plays with composition by combing colour and mark making in a playful way."

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.  


Education: Falmouth University (BA) Hon Fine Art. Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Erasmus. Royal Drawing School, The Drawing Year

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. 

Awards: Wedlake Bell Award for a Young Artist at the Chelsea Art Show October

Christabel's work is in private and public collections including The Royal Collection and Sir Moritz - Heyman collection. 

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