ARBS sculptor
Michie Herbert ARBS Michie (pronounced Mishy) Herbert was born in New York to an English-born novelist father and a French mother. When the family moved to Europe, Michie’s early years were divided between summers on an island off the west coast of France - where her delight in stone was fired by her mother’s habit of collecting pebbles on the beaches - and England where she stayed with relatives (also writers) in St. Ives, Cornwall. She was often in the studios of their friend Barbara Hepworth. In the 1960’s she studied painting at St Martin’s College of Art in London. Later she studied sculpture at the John Cass School at Whitechapel, London. Whether abstract or figurative the concept of separate forms that have grown together, moulding themselves softly to each other’s shapes, is a recurring theme in her work. These are designed to convey a feeling of gentleness, quietness and togetherness. '‘Where’s the anger – where’s the aggression?’ a tutor once enquired of her work. Michie continues to take that intended rebuke as a compliment.
Some Recent Exhibitions Oxford Arts Weeks Exhibtions Puthall Park, Marlborough Kensington Square Gardens Project Workshops, Quarley (Andover) Longcot Stone-Carvers Exhibition Hilliers Arboretum, Romsey ‘Art in the Garden’ Ideal Home Exhibition, ‘Dream Home’ Malmesbury Abbey Gardens, ‘Spectrum’ Chichester Festival Sculpture Exhibition Sausmarez Manor ‘Artspark’, Guernsey
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