Simon is influenced by British printmaking and graphic art from the early and mid 20th Century, liking the subtlety of much of the art of this period, both humorous and surreal. After completing a BA in painting at Portsmouth in 1986, he took evening classes in printmaking, and realised he preferred print to painting.
Simon went on to study an MA in printmaking at Chelsea College of Art in 1991. Afterwards he worked as a scenic painter and muralist, while continuing to make prints in his spare time.
Simon’s subjects include animals, people and machines, but all suggest in their different ways how it feels to be alive: desire, love, parenthood, the process of ageing, uncertainty. His sense of a both a shared and solitary human journey is explored increasingly with imagery relating to water, rain and the sea.
Screen print is essentially a type of stencil process, which produces even layers of translucent colour, which can be overlaid. Simon says that he enjoys this aspect of the process because the image tends to retain an abstract two-dimensional quality, and the elements that make up the image remain visible.
Simon’s screen prints are made using a mixture of traditional and digital mark making processes, to create the separate colour layers. These are then transferred using a photochemical process to a screen (a fine mesh stretched over a frame) and printed by hand, using a squeegee to push ink through the screen mesh onto paper.
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PRINTS & DECOR, Art PrintsUnder a dome of wet sky, a large crane stands, slowly rusting. A school party braves the weather to view the relic. FREE UK DELIVERY£80.00
PRINTS & DECOR, Art Prints, Gifts for MenA three colour screen print on Somerset Satin 300 gsm paper in a limited edition of 20 prints. Paper size 112 cmx 76 cm. Image size 90 cm x 60 cm.£250.00
PRINTS & DECOR, Art PrintsA four colour screen print on 285gsm Fabriano Rosaspina paper in a limited edition of 30 prints. Paper size 44 cm × 35 cm, image size 31 cm × 24 cm. This print is sold unframed. UK Shipping: Free International: 8.50£95.00
PRINTS & DECOR, Art Prints, Gifts for Men, Gifts under £100A four colour screen print on 285gsm Fabriano Rosaspina paper in a limited edition of 30 prints. Paper size 50 cm × 35.5 cm, image size 30 cm × 23 cm. This print is sold unframed. UK Shipping: Free International: £8.50£95.00