Cathy Gilman
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Inner strength, love of horses and extraordinary talent

Cathy Gilman
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10 Jun 2015

Last night I had the privilege to attend the opening night of sculptor Nic Fiddian Green’s new exhibition at the Sladmore Gallery in Bruton Street.

Nic was diagnosed with leukaemia 10 years ago and he is widely reported as saying that sculpting helped him though the toughest times he experienced through treatment. He even had a pile of plaster at the end of his bed during treatment, where he created the first draft pieces for the now world renowned “Horse at Water” at Marble Arch, commissioned by Lady Bamford just before he was diagnosed.

Every piece that I’ve ever seen created by Nic exudes his passion, emotion and inner strength with his love and appreciation of horses. It’s a strangely moving experience to be close to his work because his emotional involvement with what he’s created is so tangible.

The opening night was very special as Nic cast a piece right outside the gallery in Bruton Place, a unique experience for everyone. Nic is actually using the gallery as his studio for the duration of the exhibition where you can experience his creative process and the “making” of his sculpture. 

Nic and his lovely wife Henri have been generous supporters of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research for several years, it was lovely to share this special evening with them.