Born in 1964 in Queenstown New Zealand.
As a boy, Simon enjoyed many trips to the local art galleries with his mother where he marveled at the works of his local heroes. Simon always wanted to paint and started using oil paints in the late 1980s.
Now after many years of painting, Simon is a veteran outdoor painter who has painted hundreds of paintings out in the New Zealand countryside.
Simons paintings are being collected by art enthusiasts in many countries around the world. He has also had good success as a teacher running his workshops in the direct painting method (alla prima).