Born in West Yorkshire in 1974. Simon recalls ‘From as early as I can remember I have always been drawing and painting, and it’s been my sole passion all my life. After gaining a degree as an illustrator I began to realize I enjoyed more fine art painting as it didn’t have the restraints of illustrative work. Through this, I gained success painting animals, particularly dogs, I also started to do more portraiture work.
In my work I try to bring the elements of illustration and fine art together to hopefully create a style which is totally unique and appeals to a varied audience. I enjoy working from, realistic to abstract and everything in between. I work predominantly in oils, and acrylic.
I am always grateful that I am able to make a living out of my love of painting.’