Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Simon and I live and work as a freelance artist in Yorkshire. After gaining a BA honors degree in illustration, I worked for a short time as an illustrator, however, I realized that my passion and talents are in the realms of portraits, particularly, animal portraits.
I have been working for the last 20 years; solely through ‘word of mouth’ and reputation has ensured that my work has continued to be successful. I have set up this page in order to show my own personal work. These are paintings that I get to do on the rare occasions that I'm not doing commissioned work.
This page will constantly be updated with new paintings. I work in oils, and I always put character into my work and although I want my work to look realistic I still want to maintain a painted element and not just a straight "photographic" copy. My work has really feelings and honesty about it.
My work has sold in England, Ireland, and America. In recent years I have become more successful through various national Art competitions.
If you would like to commission a portrait or a painting of any subject, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact form on my contact page. Thank you for looking. Enjoy!