Exhibition

Christabel Forbes 'Provence and Beyond'

11 Sep 2019 – 15 Sep 2019

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 21:00
Friday
10:00 – 19:00
Saturday
10:00 – 19:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

Free admission

Blue Shop Cottage

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 40, 176, 185, 484
  • Denmark Hill Overground

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Christabel Forbes is a young colourist whose individual treatment of landscape is unmistakeably her own. She was born in 1991 in Courbevoie, outside Paris, of mixed French and British parentage. Blue Shop Cottage presents her show 'Provence and Beyond'.

About

Provence and Beyond

Most of these landscapes were painted en plein air over a six-week summer residency with Arts in Provence, a wonderful arts hub in Les Bassacs, southern France. The work is all mixed media, using a selection of oils, pastel, watercolour, ink and pencil. My technique is largely based on the classical drawing style, but by means of colouration I hope to achieve a painterly, sometimes even a semi-abstract effect. Certain pieces have more surface-layering, mark-making and other textural application, intended to create a sharper, more naturalistic portrayal. Perhaps most strikingly, individual landscapes often provoke in me a dramatic colour response. “My juxtaposition of colours and how I divide the composition into blocks of colour is determined by my emotional connexion with a place. This collection of work represents the first time I have worked exclusively en plein air. Up until this time, habitually I sketched the landscape and added colour later in the studio. This new method of working required the acquisition of a granny trolley with cross-country capability.”

“My juxtaposition of colours and how I divide the composition into blocks of colour is determined by my emotional connexion with a place. This collection of work represents the first time I have worked exclusively en plein air. Up until this time, habitually I sketched the landscape and added colour later in the studio.”
- Christabel Forbes

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