“It looks like everything about space I cannot explain.” Stephen Hawking. Simon was born in West Yorkshire in 1974. From as early as he can remember Simon has always been drawing and painting, and it’s been his sole passion all his life. After gaining a degree as an illustrator Simon began to realize that he enjoyed more fine art painting as it didn’t have the restraints of illustrative work. Through this he gained success painting animals, particularly dogs, Simon also started to do more portraiture work. In Simon’s work he tries to bring the elements of illustration and fine art together to hopefully create a style which is totally unique and appeals to a varied audience. Simon enjoys working from realistic to abstract and everything in between. He predominantly works in oils, and acrylic.