Fine art painter with a practice centring around the representation of the human form. Interested in the evolution of figurative realism within western classicism, reflections on the phenomenon of vision; and the expressiveness of materials.
Simon first studied English literature and Philosophy, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. He took up painting as an extension of an interest in Art History and Aesthetics, and after ten years practicing art returned in 2007 to academic study, obtaining an MFA from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2009.
Simon has been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand, Canada, and France. Exhibiting most recently at BRKLYN in Beaubourg, Paris.
Simon has a range of experience with materials and surfaces and an equally diverse range of interests.
Simon's interest in art and architecture has most recently seen him make a solo bike-ride from Paris to Pompeii.
He continues through his art practice to express his unique and personal voice as a representational painter. Utilizing a pared-down set of materials in an effort to capture a sense of lightness and immediacy within his work.