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Flying Colours Gallery X Nine Female Artists

Flying Colours Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of nine female emerging artists. The show will present a selection of recent paintings and drawings and brings together a group of exciting and very different styles.

The show runs from the 4-18th December at Flying Colours Gallery in Chelsea and is open daily:

4th-12th from 10-5pm


13-18th by appointment

(Closed Sundays)


 Beatrice Hasell-McCosh



Beatrice paints from her studio in south London using drawings and memory to create work based on closely observed figurative studies from life. Having grown up in the Lake District she is naturally attracted to muted colours and her influences span from The Boyle Family and Ugo Rodinone to Sean Scully, Tracy Emin and Martin Yeoman.  Drawing is central to her practise and she works intensively, painting usually late at night from those drawings building up a body of work which reflects in her enjoyment of tonal juxtaposition and definite mark making. She has exhibited with Fine Art Commissions, Mercer Chance Gallery and Salon 63 among others.

Lily Irwin



Lily is an Irish artist based in London. For the past year Lily has been studying an MA in Childrens Book illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Her illustrations provide a hint into a chaotic and quintessentially Irish life and her embroideries though made using an age old technique are contemporary in their composition and choices of colour. She has exhibited widely across the UK and Ireland including with the Royal Watercolour Society and The Kilkenny Arts Festival. In 2018 she won the Cotswold Mount Prize from the Royal Watercolour Society.

Millie Straker


Having done a BA in Social Anthropology and Social History Millie is currently studying at Camberwell College of Arts doing a printmaking MA. At City and Guilds where she did a foundation year her work was motivated by female agency and is centred on female empowerment. She is currently inspired by contemporary culture and particularly the work of Tom Hammick.

Alice Boggis-Rolfe



Predominantly a landscape painter, Ali takes her paints wherever she goes. Her subject matter stretches from Asia to South America. She paints in oils on gesso panels which dry quickly allowing her to build up layers of colour in tight, weather-restricted time frames. Ali spent most of 2017 travelling around the world painting which culminated in a second solo show last year. She had her first sell out show at The Coningsby Gallery in 2015 and was recently awarded the Wedlake Bell Award for a Young Artist in 2016 from the Chelsea Art Society and also made it into the final of the 2017 Sky Landscape Artist of The Year.

Clementine St John Webster



Clementine St. John Webster is a classical artist painting en plein air from the banks of the Mara River to Oxford Colleges to the rolling hills of the British landscape. Clementine tries to capture the atmosphere, the now and the character of the subject regardless of whether it is a person, a landscape or a bustling scene. She studied Biological Sciences at Oxford University and then classical painting and drawing at London Fine Art Studios. She has exhibited recently at The Osborne Studio Gallery, Chelsea Waterside Artspace and Foss Fine Art.

Sophia Dunbar


Sophia is currently studying at The Art Academy. Her painting is full of movement and vigour and life drawing makes up a large part of her work. She has exhibited at Piano Nobile in the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize and with the Chelsea Art Society.

 Tyga Helme



 Tyga studied Fine Art and History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. She then studied at the Royal Drawing School in London and won the Machin Foundation Prize. She has been granted artist residencies at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Borgo Pignano In Italy and at Vermont Studio Centre, USA. She was the artist in residence at Sevenoaks School and has completed teaching residencies at the International Institute of Fine Arts, Modinigar in India, with Artreach in Patna and is currently a tutor at the Royal Drawing School. Her work has been in various exhibitions including at the Fleming Collection in London and Christies in New York.   

Beatrice Forshall



 Beatrice was born in France and spent most of her childhood there and in Catalonia.

She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, specialising in dry point engraving in the last year of her degree. She has since exhibited regularly throughout the UK. Her work has always drawn upon the natural world, and her printmaking revolves around species and themes central to conservation. Beatrice has spent the last year as artist in residence with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a growing collaboration between researchers, policy makers and practitioners from the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity conservation organisations. To date 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.

Christabel Forbes



Christabel Fobes work looks at the direct contact from the visual world. She creates purely through observational drawing which are then turned into further works relating to her surroundings. With a strong interest in reality and the imagination, he art explores every day scenes as well as curating a new space. She has had work in various exhibitions including Mandell’s Gallery, Prince and Patron, Chelsea Art Society and the Menier Gallery.