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. Alongside specialists within CCI, she has worked on an exhibition that is being held in their headquarters, the Attenborough Building.
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.
The printing technique Beatrice Forshall uses and the fact that her prints are individually finished by hand, means that each final image varies slightly in form and colour and is therefore unique.
A percentage of the sales of Beatrice’s prints goes towards frontline conservation projects.