Arabella Dorman is an award winning war artist and one of Britain’s leading portrait painters.
Arabella enjoys a prominent reputation as a public speaker and fundraiser. She was listed as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women in 2014, and Salt Magazine’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in 2015. Winner of the Global Mosaic Award and shortlisted for the Art+Christianity Award, Arabella’s installation Suspended (St James’s Church Piccadilly, Canterbury Cathedral, Leicester Cathedral 2017/18), and her boat installation Flight (St James’s Church Piccadilly, 2015/16), have been internationally acclaimed in raising global awareness about the consequences of war, forced displacement of people and human trafficking.
Arabella lives in London with her husband, two children and two Irish Terriers!
Suspended at Leicester Cathedral (Part of Journeys Festival International, Leicester, 2018)
Composed of hundreds of items of clothing discarded by refugees upon their arrival on the island of Lesbos, a ‘stilled explosion’ was created over the Cathedral nave, inviting the viewer to contemplate the violent fragmentation experienced by the inhabitants of the garments.