June Art: Beatrice Forshall

June Art: Beatrice Forshall

This month's exhibition is the botanical and zoological illustration of Beatrice Forshall.

Beatrice was born in France and spent most of her childhood there and in Catalonia.

She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, specialising in dry point engraving in the last year of her degree. She has since exhibited regularly throughout the UK.

Her work has always drawn upon the natural world, and her printmaking revolves around species and themes central to conservation.

Beatrice has spent the last year as artist in residence with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a growing collaboration between researchers, policy makers and practitioners from the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity conservation organisations. Alongside specialists within CCI, she has worked on an exhibition that is being held in their headquarters, the Attenborough Building.

To date she has worked with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, ICUN; TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network; BirdLife International and Flora and Fauna International.

The printing technique she uses and the fact that her prints are individually finished by hand, means that each final image varies slightly in form and colour and is therefore unique.

A percentage of the sales of Beatrice's prints goes towards frontline conservation projects.

Works available for sale:

Japanese Cranes (87 x 117 cm) £1800

Cheetah (67.5 x 74 cm) £820

Tawny Owl (48 x 40 cm) £850 

Great Green Macaws (106 x 76 cm) £980

Indian Elephant (72 x 88 cm) £850

Black Winged Starling and Bali Myna (92.5 x 75 cm) £980

Puffin (72 x 58 cm) £760

Napoleon Wrasse 48cm x 30cm £750

Running Hare 20cm x 32cm £420

Scarlet Malachite Beetle 65cm x 70cm £750

The work will be hung in Arboretum's main atrium from 3rd June-29th June for members to view. Non-members may arrange viewing of the club and the exhibition by emailing roots@arbor-etum.com.