From Simon Henry Vine:
Fine art painter with a practice centering around representation of the human form. Interested in aspects of the evolution of figurative realism through western classicism, reflections on the phenomenon of vision, and the expressiveness of matter.
Simon has studied English literature and Philosophy, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. He took up painting as an extension of an interest in Art History and Aesthetics, and after ten years practicing art returned in 2007 to academic study, obtaining in 2009 a Masters degree in Fine Arts.
Simon has been exhibited in Japan, New Zealand, Canada, and France. Recently completing a private mural decoration in Antony. Simon has a diverse range of experience with materials and surfaces, and an eclectic range of interests.
He continues through his art practice to express his unique and personal voice as a representational painter. Utilising a pared down set of materials in an effort to capture a sense of lightness and immediacy within his work.