Olivia Clifton-Bligh MRSS

Born in 1971, Olivia Clifton-Bligh studied Art and Art History at Goldsmiths' College (BA Hons 1990-93). She is a printmaker specialising in linocut and woodcut techniques and a sculptor working in bronze, paper, wax and clay.

Working in Britain's rural West Country, Olivia explores indigenous country lore, both ancient and emerging. By integrating closely observed botanical and zoological studies with the rich metaphorical language of narrative traditions, her work reflects on our historical and changing relationships with the natural world.

Olivia is a resident artist at Bull Mill Arts, an artists' community established by Lord Bath on the Longleat Estate.  Her Wiltshire studio is on the banks of the River Wylye and her Cornish studio is in a deep wooded coastal valley. Olivia’s sketch books are filled with the flora and fauna of the surrounding landscape, water meadows, ancient woodland, open pasture and historic parkland. These notebooks have become her zoographical and narrative reference library for her studio work.

Olivia’s work is exhibited in London and throughout the UK. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and a member of the Printmakers Council and the Bath Society of Artists.