BIOGRAPHY

Claire Norrington graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1991 and has worked as a professional sculptor since that time. She has developed her own unique method of working in two and three dimensions using mixed media. Her sketches and worked up drawings are from life, of people and animals and also function as preparatory sketches for her sculpture.

The sculpture is built up from found objects on a base of wood and wire. The pieces of string, foam, twig and an assortment of other objects are applied to give the surface of the form a unique physicality, resulting in a more enduring interest and energy.

Claire has had several solo exhibitions and featured in mixed exhibitions in London, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Maine, USA. As well as completing a number of Public Sculptures, Claire has also undertaken numerous private commissions including works for Marks & Spencer, The General Trading Co and Wessex Children`s Hospital, Hampshire. More recently she has worked on sculpture for public sites. In 1998 she was the youngest artist to be elected a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

CHRONOLOGY:

1969 Born in London

1988-91 Studied at Winchester School of Art

1991-1995 Hampshire Sculpture Trust Exhibition, Mottisfont Abbey

Sculpture in the Hampshire Landscape, Basingstoke

Sculpture of the South West, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Chichester Cathedral Sculpture Exhibition

1997 Young Artists, Christies, London

1998 The Guildhall, Salisbury

Purbeck Contemporary, Maine, USA

Elected a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors

2000/01 Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford Solo Show

Shape of the Century, 100 Years of British Sculpture, Salisbury

2000 Beaux Arts, Bath

2001 Thompson`s, The City, London

2002 Arndean Gallery, London

Courcoux & Courcoux Solo Show

2003 Thompson`s, The City, London Solo Show

SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMMISSIONS INCLUDE:

Marks and Spencer PLC, Baker Street, London, Wessex Children`s Hospice, Hampshire, Harwich Dock Company, Essex, Nor Systems Limited, Essex, Heavy Horses, King`s Somborne Parish Council

Striding Man, Test Valley Borough Council, Three Billy Goats, Andover Town Centre