Simon primarily uses the digital medium to create his work.
He started using Apple Mac computers in the late 1990s to
produce his images and has built-up an in-depth knowledge
of this medium.
The perception of Digital Art as a true art form has gained
recognition as many well known artists have embraced the
digital medium from David Hockney to Gilbert and George.
Simon’s influences for his work come from musical artists
such as Kate Bush and R.E.M. and perhaps not as expected
from other visual painters / artists. He relates to the rich
layering of sound and words used by these artists to produce
their music and does the same by layering and blending
images, shapes and colours to form a visual composition.
The following pages gives some insight into the processes
used to create the work. The early works were all created
using Adobe Photoshop before he switched to Pixelmator
and Affinity Design / Photo but the processes for each
software package are very similar.
Digital Art - Gallery One