Christabel Forbes's work looks at the direct contact from the visual world. She creates purely through observational drawing which are then turned into further works relating to her surroundings. With a strong interest in reality and the imagination, her art explore every day scenes as well as curating a new space.



2017 - Artist residency India, Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi


2016 - 15-20 September, Constructing Nature, Nolia's' Gallery, London

2016 - 13 June, Fundraising Dinner with the Royal Drawing School, Mossimans, London

2016 - June, fundraising Dinner Royal Drawing School, Buckingham Palace, London

2016 - April, Chelsea Art Fair, London

2016 - March, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2016-15 - December-January, The Royal Drawing Year Exhibition, Royal Drawing School, Old Street, London

2015 - December, Drawing Year Open Studio, The TEA building, Shoreditch, London

2015 - November, The best of the Drawing Year, Christie's, King's Street, London

2014 - October, Studio Spaces, Liverpool Street, London

2014 - June, Falmouth University Fine Art Show, The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London

2014 - June 13th-20th, Falmouth Degree Show, Falmouth

2013 - October, Plaay Studio, Esspressini Artisan Cafe, Falmouth

2013 - August, Plaay Studio, Cornwall

2012 - Banbury Mills Space, Oxfordshire

Awards and Residencies

2016 - October-December, IIFA Artist Residency, Modinagar & Delhi, India

2016 - July-August, Arts in Provence, Aix en Provence, France

2013 - August, Plaay Studio, Cornwall


2016 - October-December, IIFA, Modinagar, India, Foundation - 4th Year

2016 - January-July, Chiswick, Make and Paint Art Clubs

2016 - Present, London, Private tutor

2015 - Present, Royal Drawing School, Drawing Clubs


2014-15 - Royal Drawing School, The Drawing Year

2013 - Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Erasmus

2011-14 - Falmouth University, (BA) Hon Fine Art


Work is included in both private and public collections including The Royal Collection and Moritz - Heyman collection.

If you would like to contact her directly please do so using either of the following:

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