Michie (pronounced. Mishy) Herbert was born in New York; daughter of an English novelist father and a French mother.
After moving to London in the 1960’s, Michie studied painting at St Martin’s College of Art and then sculpture at the John Cass School in Whitechapel. Family holidays took her to St Ives. Michie recognises that her work was influenced by Barbara Hepworth who was a family friend – as was Henry Moore.
“Where’s the anger – where’s the aggression?” a tutor once asked. “I took that as a compliment”, says Michie.
Three sculptures by Michie are currently on exhibition at The Cotswold Sculpture Park this year. They are ‘Eclipse’, ‘Water-Formed’ and ‘Green Piece’. All are limited editions and are cast in bronze resin or bronze’.
Michie is an established sculptor who carves her work from wood and stone and also models original, mainly abstract, pieces for casting in bronze or resin. Her work includes a number of large public sculptures. Much of her work is created in response to commissions. Michie works in a restored farm building in the shadow of a monastic barn owned by the National Trust in Oxfordshire.
Michie is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Please see the RBS web-site and Michie’s own website, michieherbert.co.uk, for more information and examples of her work.