Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Artwork by Conservationist Printmaker Beatrice Forshall

Beatrice Forshall is a contemporary artist and printmaker born in France who grew up there and in Spain. She gained first class honors degree in illustration from Falmouth College of Art specializing in dry point engraving in her last year. She has always been passionate about wildlife and her work reflects her love for animals and themes central to conservation.

Her hand-painted drypoint engraving mainly focuses on species that are threatened by the wildlife trade. Through her work, Beatrice aims at raising awareness about endangered species, and the loss of their natural habitat due to human interference.

Beatrice has worked as an artist in residence with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. It is an ongoing collaboration between researchers, policy makers and practitioners from the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity conservation organizations. 

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. Her work is available in several galleries The Roundtree Tryon Gallery, Cricket Fine Art, Aubergine Art, The Rowley Gallery, British Art Portfolio, Harlequin Gallery and Forton Fine Art to name a few.