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500 Terry Francois St. San Francisco, CA 94158

About Me

A WORK OF ART DOESN'T HAVE TO BE EXPLAINED

Simon is an Artist who creates original Visual Art. His paintings might share a theme, but generally are an eclectic mix of the 'way Simon's mind is working at the time'. His art can be obvious in its content, sometimes surreal, abstract, modern, contemporary or fine.

Simon utilises a variety of materials, oil, acrylic, water colour, paints, and plaster, glue, and talcum powder as foundation mixtures. He uses his own self prepared alchemic glaze, (Darcryventine), and often complex combinations of materials in mixed media.  He hand makes bespoke canvas frames for specific work. Other wise use pre-stretched canvas, and whatever is available, be it wood, board, and paper.

Early inspiration included Salvador Dali and the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and has grown to include Kandinsky, Majrowski, and his bucket full of his life’s experience, and includes Dali lama for inner inspiration, and subconscious expression. His audience is you those who are not afraid to be different and don’t blame others for their failings.

His creativity is based on me knowing that every thing was once thought to be new and different was most likely inspired by something else. He strives for THE original thought, and to paint it into this world, to create the ‘first ever’. As Salvador Dali said “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” As there is no such thing. He believes what you know will give him what he needs to create what you want.

Qualified in graphics, Simon uses a ‘mind tracing’ a subconscious technique to enable image creation. He's been around the world visited 72 countries, looked after dying children, written poetry, and built his own house.

 

“The creation of art is the art of creation”.

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