~Nic Fiddian Green~
Location: Hampshire, England
Nic Fiddian-Green grew up in Hampshire, England. When he was studying at Chelsea College of Arts he went to the British Museum to seek inspiration and saw a carved horse’s head, the horse of Selene, in the Elgin Marbles room . He described it as “one of the most beautiful objects I’d ever seen”. Shortly afterwards, he began to make similar sculptures.
One of his larger works, Horse at Water was installed temporarily at Marble Arch in London. Once it was moved to Daylesford, Gloucestershire, the home of Sir Anthony and Lady Carole Bamford, who had commissioned it, he was asked to make a larger version, Still Water (2011; 33 feet tall), to replace it.
Fiddian-Green works from his studio, using the horses there as life models. He casts bronze outdoors, using a mobile kiln, in the woods. He also works in clay and riveted sheet metal, soapstone, and Carrara and Connemara marble.
He has exhibited at The Sladmore Gallery, who represent him, in London, and has works installed at Royal Ascot, Goodwood, Knowsley Hall, Glyndebourne, Wellington College (Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington’s horse, 2012), and at the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s private stables; plus three at Nevill Holt, at the home of Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross.
Besides the UK, his works are in Russia, Kazakhstan, America, the middle East, and Australia.
Hope you enjoyed this article! Thanks to every one who came to my screening of Unbranded, it was a great success!
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