William Simon Wallace
Simon Wallace is a professional artist working mainly in oils, acrylics and occasionally venturing into gouache and coloured pencils. His preferred subject matter is landscapes, wildlife and the seashore – often featuring locations in the Lake District and Cumbrian coast - but he also paints still life subjects and portraits.
His style is detailed, heading towards realism… but with a colour palette tending towards what he describes as ‘optimistic.’ Having attended art school in Newcastle but dropping out to pursue a short-lived career in music, Simon has painted alongside careers in journalism, marketing and fundraising.
Over the past 20 years, his work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Scotland, Cumbria and Yorkshire. He now paints full time at his home/ studio in Brigham near Cockermouth.