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BIOGRAPHY

Based in Bristol, Simon Garden`s talent was first acknowledged by the public during the 1998 Summer Exhibition at Beaux Arts, Bath. Garden now shows regularly at the Royal Academy and is a young artist who has already obtained a strong national following.

With seductive use of rich colour and texture, and a sense of composition that is at once classically beautiful and daring, Simon Garden strips his landscapes and nudes down to their most elemental. This rare simplicity and purity of vision arouses the subconscious and fires the imagination, drawing us irresistibly into a world both dreamlike and timeless.

Education

1982 Exeter School of Art and Design, BA (Hons) 1st class, Fine Art

2002 Elected as Academician by the Royal West of England Academy

Exhibitions

ONE MAN SHOWS

2011 Thompson`s Gallery, Marylebone, London

2007 Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone, London

2005 Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone, London

2002 Thompson`s Gallery, Stow – on – the Wold

2001 Beaux Arts, Bath

1999 Beaux Arts, Bath

1995 Happening Gallery, Bristol

1990 Theatre Royal, Brighton

MIXED SHOWS

2004 `Naked`, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2002 Discerning Eye, London

South West Prizewinner

2001 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

First National Open Painting Exhibition

2000 The Hunting Prize Exhibition, London

1998 Royal West of England Academy

Exhibition of Invited Artists, Bristol

Artists of Fame and Promise, Beaux Arts, Bath

1997 to 2004 Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Autumn Exhibitions

1993 The Studio Gallery, Bristol

1992/1993/1995 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

1991 Cutlers Exchange, Regents Street, London

`Selected South West Painters` show

Private Collections

UK, Holland, Australia, Netherlands, Japan

Commissions

Chepstow Castle Visitor Center Wales

Chew Magna Visitor Centre Somerset

West Sussex Conservation Centre Horsham

Black Park Conservation Centre Slough

Avon Wildlife Trust, Willsbridge Mill Bristol

Lecturing

University of West of England – Life Drawing (1994-6)

Visiting Lecturer, Worthing College of Art and Design