Rendered with a passion and technical facility reminiscent of the Old Masters, Simon’s landscapes evoke the spirit of African winter grasses, veldfires, and old stone houses under brooding skies. His iconic “big skies” are what standout in all of his work, more aptly capturing what the human eye perceives than what traditional landscape and wildlife painters might otherwise compose.
His wildlife paintings have resulted in charming studies of African fauna, portraying the various animals in their most natural habitats. Simon prefers working in acrylic on board or canvas, experimenting with texture and technique. His art investigates the drama of change and often captures motion, as though by the ravages of time.