My third painting finished...and the first by just looking at a scene in front of me. The challenge lay in the fact that it took me three days to paint while I was at the beach. During that time obviously the weather and subsequent clouds changed dramatically. I had to work towards an impression of the scene (I guess that's why it's called impressionism) something that I have always tried to do with my photography, although often having to settle for the specific moment. This allows me to portray what I want.
Worked as a photographer in Raleigh for over 30 years in various capacities from news photojournalism and sports photography in the 80's to corporate annual report and advertising into the 2000's. Simon has produced greeting cards which have sold over 3 million copies and counting.