Growing up in British Columbia, Canada, Simon developed a strong affinity to nature with artistic foundations in visual art and music. In 2004 he gravitated towards painting as a full time endeavour bringing his musical background into the visual realm. Simon has explored many visual mediums, including animation, often with a strong influence in spiritual themes connected to nature. Currently his primary medium is digital painting. He continues to also produce music, and has released four full length albums since 2002. Within art galleries, festivals, conventions, and online platforms, his work is exhibited globally. He currently works out of his studio in Gibsons, BC, while continuing to explore an ever expanding palette of creative endeavours.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became a visual artist?
Your work is incredibly detailed. How long does it take you to make a piece and how do you know when it’s finished?
It’s variable from piece to piece and I rarely keep track. Sometimes the creation spans over many years, but when I’ve clocked hours it’s around 80+ for the more detailed ones.