Simon Antony Wilson, born 1967 in Bradford and now living in Leeds, West Yorkshire. He studied at Bradford Art College and attended private watercolour classes.
After leaving art college he began a 30 year creative career as a commercial graphic artist, working for design and advertising agencies. This successful experience lead him to run his own design company specialising in branding, which he continues to do today.
Art and design has literally been a way of life for him - creating, designing and branding for a broad range of local and global companies. During the course of his career he has developed and honed techniques and skills in digital mediums which he uses in his fine art projects.
Outside of design Simon has a passion for immersing himself in the landscapes of northern England. As a keen cyclist and hill walker he spends many hours experiencing the delights of the Yorkshire Dales and the Cumbrian Lake District, always in search of inspiration.
He is constantly working on and building his paintings series which he names ‘Fabstract’. It is based on the concept of capturing an abstract impressionist mood or moment in time of the Yorkshire and Cumbrian landscapes.
Within the series, there is a sense of beauty and drama with an epic vastness, a calm tranquillity and a kind of mystery, leaving parts to the imagination of the viewer to ponder over.
Fabstract is a truly curious collection of studies involving the topographical subject of outdoor space, light and mood.