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Arabella Dorman

Arabella Dorman is an award winning war artist and one of Britain’s leading portrait painters.


Arabella’s war art explores the realities of conflict today, its immediate impacts and long-term consequences. Arabella has worked as an officially accredited war artist in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006. In more recent years she has focused on the consequences of conflict and the impact of war in Palestine, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.


Arabella enjoys a prominent reputation as a public speaker and fundraiser. She has been listed as one of BBC’s Top 100 Women and Salt Magazine’s 100 Most Inspiring Women. Her work has been profiled across national and international television, radio and print, including New York Times, BBC, CNN, Aljizeera, Radio 4, BBC World Service, and featured on the front cover of The Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times Magazine.


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 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 is an Ambassador for Afghanaid and Beyond Conflict, and sits on the Guild of St John Eye Hospital Jerusalem. She lives in London with her husband, two children and her Irish terriers.


Courtesy of the artist’s website.