Born in Glasgow in 1964, Simon studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1982 to 1988, completing both undergraduate and post graduate studies. He has painted professionally and exhibited publicly since leaving art school, with his first solo exhibition in London only 3 years after graduating. Simon currently lives and works from his studio in Glasgow.
Simon has won many prestigious awards, including the Teachers Whisky Travel Award, RGI and the Alexander Graham Munro Award, RSW. He was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW) in 1991 and the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) in 2000, where he served as convener for six years. His work can be found in many notable private and public collections both in the UK and abroad.
Simons contemporary landscape and still life paintings are characterised by references to Scottish life and society, incorporating fish, boats, religious symbols and everyday items. He has combined tradition with technique to develop his own individual style and fundamental visual language. Working in acrylic paint he creates his instantly recognisable two-dimensional pieces concentrating on shape, form and bold colours, building up multiple layers of paint to create a rich texture.
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