I am taking portrait commissions for 2018- in pencil, charcoal or oil.  Ideal Mother’s Day, birthday, wedding anniversary, Christmas, Christening, or Confirmation present… Great for grandparents too. 

Prices start at £160 for pencil, £650 for charcoal and £1200 for a small oil.

Pencil drawings do not require a sitting and can be delivered within a week to 10 days. Charcoal and oils have a longer lead time but a required deadline will always be met. Oil and charcoal portraits will require a minimum of one sitting at my studio or at your home.

In addition, a full mounting, framing and delivery service is available.

For sales and commission enquires please contact info@christabelblackburn.com

British artist Christabel Blackburn trained in figurative drawing, painting and scultping at The London Atelier of Representational Art. She has been drawing and painting portraits for over 10 years, while her broader work increasingly focuses on the relationship between people and their environment. With photographic stillness, her directional paintings explore city life, from a street scene or building bathed in sunlight, to a lone figure in a gallery. The work deals with the contemporary ‘screen culture;’  the ease with which an image is instantaneously enhanced and shared, visually manipulating the world around us. Light plays a vital role in these paintings and it is this timeless quality which Christabel projects in her most recent architectural work.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Recent Paintings, Chelsea Arts Club, 22nd-29th May 2018


  • 2018 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year
  • 2017 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Panter and Hall
  • 2016 Young Artist’s Annual Exhibition, Guggleton Arts Project
  • 2016 Young Masters Exhibition, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall
  • 2016 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition
  • 2016 Dorset Art Weeks, Guggleton Arts Project
  • 2016 Christabel Blackburn: Recent Paintings, The Foundry Gallery, London
  • 2016 Shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
  • 2015 ‘The Other Side,’ Chelsea Arts Club Group Exhibtion, London
  • 2015 Charity Exhibition in Aid of Young Minds, London
  • 2013 Guggleton Arts Project, Young Artists Exhibition, Dorset
  • 2013 Summerleaze Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Dorset
  • 2013 Scholarship Award winner at The Royal Bath and West Show, Dorset
  • 2012 Food and Art Pop Up Exhibition, Battersea, London
  • 2012 Solo Exhibition, The Hare Gallery, Dorset
  • 2011 Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2010 Solo exhibition, Goldhill Farm, Dorset
  • 2010 Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork Street Gallery, London
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