Beatrice Forshall

Beatrice was born in France; she spent her early years there and in Catalonia. As a child she raised money for wildlife conservation by making papier-mâché animals, which she sold in local markets. As the elephants, the rhinos, the butterflies and birds, which are a part of so many children’s imaginations, and many others of which we know so little vanish, so Beatrice wished to record them.

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 and her work is part of the permanent collection in CCI’s home, the David Attenborough Building.

Beatrice spent the last three years writing and illustrating The Book of Vanishing Species. "The Book is both a love letter to life on Earth, and an urgent summons to protect what is precious in this world." - Bloomsbury Publishing