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Simon Garden

Simon Garden


Simon Garden Artist"Occasionally, just occasionally, one comes across an artist whose work sets the heart beating uncommonly fast. Simon Garden's paintings do just that, drawing the viewer into an extraordinary world, part imaginary, part real"

- Brian Sinfield Gallery

"Garden succeeds in mapping the landscapes of our dreams. He communicates directly to our subconscious, unhindered by rationality. His paintings invite a gut-wrenching sense of personal familiarity and recognition"

- Beaux Arts, Bath

"The rare simplicity and purity of vision in his painting arouses the subconscious and fires the imagination. He is an artist who creates a sense of composition that is classically beautiful and at the same time, daring"

- Red Rag Gallery

"The paintings of Simon Garden reveal a parallel world of haunting mystery ....of legends and myths and memories of long ago, all imbued with a golden light and an atmosphere of suspense"

- Derek Balmer, President, Royal West of England Academy

"His work suggests the stuff of myth and legend, but it is never directly translated. The narrative is always oblique, leaving space for invention. Bruegel-like, his creatures, human or animal, immerse themselves in their own concerns"

- Evolver Books - Fifty Wessex Artists

Simon Garden was born in 1960. He studied at Art Exeter School of Art and Design, graduating with a BA (Hons) 1st Class, Fine Art in 1982. In 2002 Simon Garden was elected as an Academician by The Royal West of England Academy of Art.

The talent of artist Simon Garden was acknowledged early in his art career when as a young artist the first showcase exhibition of his contemporary paintings was snapped up within hours of being displayed. Since then Simon Garden has gone from strength to strength building a strong reputation for imaginative and creative British art. Simon Garden has also had a number of successful one man solo art painting shows and participated in various open contemporary art exhibitions.

Simon Garden uses seductive rich colour and texture in his modern contemporary paintings. He is an artist who creates a sense of composition that is classically beautiful whilst at the same time daring. Simon Garden strips his landscapes and nudes down to their most elemental forms. This rare simplicity and purity of vision in his painting arouses the subconscious and fires the imagination, drawing us irresistibly into a world both dreamlike and timelessness.

Simon Garden paintings are regularly shown at the Royal West of England Academy for Art. Garden paintings have also featured at other major British Art Exhibitions such as The Hunting Art Prize. Today Simon Garden has obtained a strong presence in many British Art collections. His contemporary paintings also appear is many private art collections in the USA, Holland, Australia, Japan and Germany.

In addition to Red Rag British Art Gallery Simon Garden has exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries. Each painting at Red Rag is sourced from the Simon Garden artist studio and like all Red Rag British art and Contemporary art it can be shipped worldwide.

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