Claire McArdle is an internationally recognized sculptor. After earning a Bachelor in Fine Arts she moved to Italy in 1988 to work with the master carvers in Carrara. She continues to travel to Italy to quarry and rough out her works in marble and travertine.
Her style has been influenced by classical figures and the soul that speaks within tribal art, but her figures emerge from her own personal mythology and archetypes. Her energy for exploring these mysteries and an insatiable passion for working stone, clay, and bronze, combine to create forms with harmonious balance and an ethereal quality.
She is passionate about Arts education and has given lectures and workshop and Artist residencies with her solo exhibitions. Her recent solo exhibit Anima Mundi (catalog) incorporated new installation works inspired by her lifestyle working with Bison and horses. She maintains her studio in Colorado where she lives with her husband on their ranch on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
She is represented by the following galleries:
Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
International Visions, Washington, DC
Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL
Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC
Worrell Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Shaw Cramer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, BFA 1981