Artist Biography - Olivia Clifton-Bligh

Olivia Clifton-Bligh is an award-winning figurative sculptor working in bronze, and also a printmaker specialising in woodcut and linocut techniques.

Olivia is inspired by the metaphorical language of stories and fables and seeks to provide visual explorations of these traditions and our instinct for anthropomorphism and zoomorphism. In her images of animals - whether o
...f wild beasts or domesticated livestock - she seeks to distill their character and integrity into the final portrait.

‘I am a narrative artist working in sculpture and printmaking. I foster an innate urge to anthropomorphise in the same way that fables use metaphor to reveal our humanness and reflect on our relationships. I look for a sense of movement and anticipation, narratively and visually.’

Olivia studied at Goldsmiths’ College (BA.Hons Fine Art/Art History 1990-93). She exhibits her work in London and throughout the UK and is currently a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. In 2014 she won the Altea Wynne Sculpture Award.

She is currently a resident artist at Bull Mill Arts, an artists' community established by Lord Bath on the Longleat Estate.
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