Arabella Dorman is an internationally renowned 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. She has worked as an officially accredited war artist in Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade, and in more recent years with refugees and those affected by war in Palestine, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.
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.
Her work has been profiled across national and international television, radio and print, including in the New York Times, and on the BBC, CNN, Aljazeera, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.
It has also featured on the front cover of The Times, Guardian and The Sunday Times Magazine.
Winner of the Global Mosaic 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 for their role in raising global awareness about the consequences of war, the forced displacement of people and human trafficking.
Arabella lives in London with her husband, two children and two Irish Terriers.