Born in Bedfordshire in 1958 Simon spent his youth travelling the world with his parents before settling in Yorkshire. His first one man show was held in Hong Kong when Simon was only eighteen years old. Upon his return to the UK he studied at Cheltenham and Leeds Polytechnic. His work has been widely exhibited and he is represented in many corporate public and private collections notably the Royal Family.His style has loosened over recent years and his early landscape images are quite different to the floral monotypes and editions he is now known for. Simon has settled in the Lake District were he lives and works with his wife and children.