Christabel is daughter of the iconic artist Charles Blackman. She spent an international childhood shuffling around Europe and Australia, living in London, Brisbane, Paris & Sydney. She attended Alexander Mackie Art School in Sydney, attained a Diploma in Restoration of Easel Painting from Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro in Florence (in Italian) and a Masters Degree in Conservation of Easel Paintings from the Politecnical University of Valencia (in Spanish). She has held several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows and won several art prizes. Her paintings hang in collections throughout Australia and Europe as her art studios are situated in a Mediterranean pine forest on the outskirts of Valencia, Spain and in the heart of Sydney, Australia.