Simon Quinn artist

Simon Quinn

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Why add a Simon Quinn to your collection?

Simon’s atmospheric oil paintings have a distinctive  style that is proving appealing to collectors of  contemporary figurative painting.  A relative newcomer to the fine art scene, Simon has a strong creative background to draw from and is tipped to become one to watch!

About Simon’s Work

Simon works mainly in oils, using several layers of paint to build lustre and drama into his compositions.  He aims to produce a sense of escapism, painting stories with his brush.  The drama and beauty of his artwork is further enhanced by his palette of rich Pre-Raphaelite colours.

Simon’s portraits and figures are often of ballet dancers, stage acts or costumed geishas, mysterious and aloof, allowing the viewer to create their own narrative.  His compositions capture the intimacy of serene and personal moments, portrayed with depth and emotion.

Styling Ideas

Simon’s dramatic style lends itself to both close and distanced viewing, allowing his work to be hung in many rooms in the home. The energy flowing through Simon’s figurative paintings lends a dynamism to its surroundings, while his timeless subject matter allows versatility in home settings.

Simon’s rich colour palette complements a range of existing interior decor, both modern and traditional.

About The Artist 

Simon was born in Staffordshire in 1971, and still calls the area home, with his studio a short walk from the National Trust’s beautiful ‘Biddulph Grange’ Gardens.  Born into an artistic family, with his dad and brother both painting, it was natural that Simon would excel at art college, winning the Challenge Trust Memorial fund award for his work.

Leaving college, Simon quickly found employment in world renowned Stoke-on-Trent pottery industry, working for the famous Moorcroft Pottery as a hand decorator, honing his brush skills.  Later Simon worked as a ceramic and pottery restorer at a restoration studio, working on beautiful, and sometimes precious pieces, for museums and important private collections. This experience encouraged Simon’s interest and inspiration from great British artist’s, including the English impressionists Dame Laura Knight and John Singer Sargent, as well as the Pre-Raphaelites; whose paintings he frequently visits at Manchester art gallery.