About me

I’m a professional artist and qualified teacher based in beautiful Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast.

I grew up near Emsworth on the south coast and have always been inspired by local land and seascapes. I have a particular love for harbours at low tide with all the boating paraphernalia, reflections and mud. I paint with watercolour, often adding gouache, line and wash and collage to produce mixed media work. And I love a marker pen - a throwback to my first career as a product designer. I like to work quickly, combining observation and imagination to create impressionistic responses to the world around me. Images and ideas recorded in my many sketchbooks provide starting points for much of my studio work.

Simon In His Studio


Professional member of The Society for All Artists (SAA)


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Exeter
  • BA (Honours) Design for Industry, Newcastle Polytechnic


  • 2019 & 2015 – Mountford Watercolour Prize, Emsworth Artists Exhibition
  • 2018 – Best in Show, Emsworth Artists Exhibition
  • 2015 – Best in Show, Open Drawing Exhibition, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant


I deliver bespoke workshops and demonstrations for art societies and groups and weekly online paint along classes via Zoom. New courses coming soon! Find the latest information on all tuition here or contact me with your enquiry.