Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver working mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media. He is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh Scotland which is an International Centre for Sculptors.
Artist Statement: Simon Burns-Cox has been working in Stone and Marble and other media for a long time. He particularly enjoys the discipline of Lettering and has an admiration for Eric Gill's lettering work, the acknowledged master of that craft.
Simon loves working with Marble because of its texture and the potential of its many veins and colours. Although many of his pieces are abstractions, they have their origins in natural forms. Simon wants people to handle them, to look closely, and to be reminded of hidden things in the world around them.
Simon also teaches Sculpture, Stone Letter Carving and Relief Courses to groups and individuals at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Simon trained formally in Stone Carving in the UK and then went to Rome, Italy where he spent nearly four years leaning the skills and techniques of Marble Sculpture and Carving from Italian craftsmen and Artisans.
Upon his return to the UK, he worked at The Bath Artists Studios in Bath, England for six years and then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is now based.
Simon sells his work and exhibits regularly in private Galleries, Public and Solo exhibitions throughout the UK. His work can be seen in permanent exhibitions in Bath Abbey, Wells Cathedral and St. John's Edinburgh. He currently has a three year exhibition from March 2016-19 at The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, The People's Palace Museum, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and The Riverside Museum, Glasgow
Simon regularly exhibits throughout the the UK in Galleries, Public and Solo Exhibitions: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, The Bath Society of Artists, The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, The Scottish Society of Artists, Edinburgh, Visual Arts Scotland, The Contemporary Art Exhibition London, The People's Palace Glasgow, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, and The Riverside Museum, Glasgow. Simon has permanent exhibits at Bath Abbey, Wells Cathedral and St.John's Church, Edinburgh