Nick Bibby’s sculptures are exquisitely observed. Rich with almost imperceptible subtleties; elevating his art from the merely good to that of a true master.
Nick’s talent, skill, experience and lifelong dedication to his craft is clearly visible in every piece he sculpts. It is truly rare to find an artist with such ability. The ‘Bibby’ sculptural style,whilst very definitely figurative, is quite unique. Fascinated by both form and detail Nick sculpts with a fluidity and energy that many admire,but few can equal. Simultaneously and apparently effortlessly, combining vivacious energy with a jewel-like attention to detail, resulting in instantly recognizable works of art. In Nick’s eyes, all his subjects are enthralling,wonderful and beautiful, and through his sculpture he strives to encapsulate that beauty and wonder for all to see. As Paul Cézanne once said of Claude Monet, “Only an eye. But what an eye!”
Born in County Durham in 1960, Nick was a precocious talent, drawing and painting as soon as he could hold a pencil, or paintbrush. Even in those very early days, he was drawn towards work in three dimensions. Largely self-taught, Nick has always pursued his own path,constantly pushing himself, seeking new challenges; ever striving towards the unachievable goal of, ‘Perfection’.
In 1991 Nick produced his first limited edition bronze. A life size Kingfisher, which sold out within a few months, giving him the confidence to move over full time to sculpting and exhibiting bronzes, with his first one man exhibition, at the world renowned Wildlife Art Gallery in Lavenham, Suffolk, two years later. Nick now exhibits work regularly at Muse.The sculpture Company, as well as several other galleries in the UK. In addition, Nick’s works have been exhibited at The Royal Academy of Art, London, The Mall Galleries, London, The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art, Wisconsin, Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik and the Society of Portrait Sculptors, London