Christine Forbes is a Sussex artist and graduate of Northbrook College, Worthing where she won she was awarded the Antony Amies prize for painting. Her background is in design, acting, fashion and catering. She has been teaching for over 16 years (both adults and children) Christine has taught at a number of different institutions from The National association of Gifted Children, and HMP Ford, to West Dean College.
Christine exhibits regularly and is a member of the Sussex Watercolour Society.
Christine describes her approach to teaching and her art practise
‘Whether working on my own or teaching – my methods are the same. Loosely based on what I have learnt from Chinese ink drawing, I show my students all the techniques that can be employed to express something unique and personal. They in turn learn to work beyond their comfort zone and find an intuitive, more confident terrain.’
Christine’s work is all about drawing, whether pencil, or brush, wet or dry. For her drawing is raw, unmediated. It reflects an interest not only in nature but the cycle of the seasons, and the constant transformation of plant life. She is fascinated by the transitory nature of things in the natural world, and the untidiness. Philosophies and drawing practices from the East have always informed her work.
For more information about her work see Christine Forbes
She is teaching Foliage and Flowers, a Watercolour Workshop at Hampshire Art studio.