Arabella Shand studied at Colchester Institute 1983–4, followed by Kingston Polytechnic and City and Guilds School of Art.
Arabella has recently moved to Wales from East Anglia. She began her career as an abstract painter and has carried her interest in composition, pattern and colour through into her current, more representational work.
Her work is primarily focused on the domestic areas of life drawing on family, landscape and nature for inspiration. She takes inspiration from a wide range of artists including Picasso, Winifred Nicholson, Vuillard, Chagall, Utamaro, Indian miniatures and Russian religious iconography.