Nick Bibby

Artist Biography: Born in County Durham in 1960, Nick has always been inspired by the natural world. Largely self taught, Nick’s talent as an artist was evident from an early age - he sold his first artwork at thirteen and began sculpting commercially at sixteen. After a brief sojourn at Art College, in 1979 he began sculpting for a leading miniature figurines company, before becoming a director in 1980. Turning freelance in the mid 80s, Nick worked as chief design consultant for a French art company and later, after moving to London, was much in demand as a sculptor and modelmaker working in television and stills advertising.
Returning to his first love, the natural world, in 1992 Nick’s first bronze, a Kingfisher, sold out in a matter of weeks and he was set on the road to artistic success.
Widely acknowledged as one of England’s finest animalier sculptors, Nick has a deep appreciation and understanding of the habits, anatomy and form of his subjects, allied with an acute observational ability. He renders form, texture, movement and the character of each subject with an astonishing attention to detail and a remarkable feel for the spirit of the animal. The veins and muscles seem almost to move under the skin. Bronze, a cold hard metal, is transformed into very real flesh and sinew by his incredible modelling skill.
In a comparatively short time Nick has built up a global following. His work is included in important private and public collections and his recent exhibitions of “Champion Animals” have created enormous media interest.
Nick lives and works in rural Devon with his wife and daughter, surrounded by the landscape and subjects which give him constant inspiration.

7. Scottish Blackface Ram - Moortown JJ

edition of 12 27 x 34 x 17 cm 10 3/4" x 13 1/2" x 6 3/4" (height x length x depth)