Clare Bigger was born in 1967. Since completing her studies in Fine Art at the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education she has become very successful, winning many awards. She was the Regional Winner of the Livewire Award, regional Winner of Reader's Digest/Prince's Youth Business Trust Award, was Awarded Wildlife Art Prize. Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, finalist in the British Airways Award for Young Achievers in Art and won the Spelthorne Design Award.
Clare Bigger is a figurative sculptor whose work is predominantly made from stainless steel and sometimes mild steel. Her sculptures vary in size from about 4 inches high up to 10 metres. As a gifted sculptor, her work shows an extraordinary marriage between perception and the medium that is the hallmark of the consummate artist. The sculptures she creates are a celebration of movement, poise and balance. (R.S. Bohun Gallery).
She creates work for a number of different environments - domestic, business premises and large outdoor creations that are generally seen as public art. Her contribution to landscape art through commissions for clients such as EMI, Birmingham Midshires Building Society, Taylor Woodrow and Akeler has significantly enhanced garden, park and corporate environments.
Her work is seen as contemporary, figurative sculpture with subjects ranging from horses, cats and other animals to gymnasts and dancers. Clare Bigger's sculptures are a revelation, a celebration of life and the spontaneity of movement. Her aim is to suggest a gesture, a movement by utilising the minimum of detail, leaving the mind of the observer to complete the picture.
Clare Bigger says of her work I enjoy an active lifestyle which reflects in my work. My main interest outside sculpture is Tae Kwon-do, (Korean Martial Art) which has inspired several works. It also enhances my understanding of the interrelationship and function of the muscles, enabling me to capture the spontaneity of movement. My aim is to suggest a gesture, a movement by utilising the minimum of detail - leaving the minds of the observer to complete the picture.