Simon was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and studied illustration and graphic design at Warwickshire College and Swindon School of Art.
This year he won second prize in the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award.
• 1988-90 Worked as Graphic designer/illustrator
• 1990-92 Freelance book/magazine illustration.
• 1993-present Illustrated comic-strips for various publishers - mainly for British Comic 2000ad. Much of this fully-painted work has been syndicated worldwide and collected by Hamlyn and Rebellion Books in the UK, Egmont in Germany and DC Comics in the US. Storyboarded music videos and TV ads including Muse, Tori Amos and Barclaycard. Commissioned and non-commissioned work in Oils and gouache.
• Exhibited at numerous joint shows in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Cotswolds.
• 2004 Elected an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA).
• 2005 Elected a full member of RBSA.
• 2006 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries.
• 2007 Elected as Honorary Secretary of RBSA.
• 2007 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries.
• 2007 RWA (Royal West of England Academy) Autumn Show.
• 2007 Elected Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
• 2008 2nd Prize BP Portrait Award, NPG, London
• 2008 Elected to council of Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
• 2009 Mystery Postcard Exhibition, NPG, London
• 2009 ‘Cornish Connections- Newlyn’, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
• 2009 RSMA , Mall Galleries,London
• 2010 Elected Honorary Secretary of Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
• 2010 RSMA, Mall Galleries, London
• 2010 ‘400’ Women, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
• 2011 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Exhibition, London
• 2004 Tanner Prize RBSA Open Oils Exhibition
• 2006 Tanner Prize RBSA Open Oils Exhibition
• 2006 Coley-Tiller Prize RBSA
• 2008 Second Prize BP Portrait Award, NPG ,London
• 2009 Charles Pears Memorial Award, RSMA , Mall Galleries,London
• 2009 The Sea Pictures ‘Working Relationships’ Award, RSMA, London
• 2011 Highly Commended. RBSA Open Portrait Exhibition