Simon began painting professionally in 1993, and throughout the 90's became widely known for work with a motor racing theme, and his limited edition prints featuring Formula 1 subjects sold worldwide. He exhibited at various shows including the Silverstone Historic Festival (renamed Silverstone Classic), and the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival meetings. In 1996 he was nominated as best selling published artist when his work was distributed by De Montfort Fine Art.
During this time, he produced works for David Coulthard, Gerhard Berger, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Alain Prost, Stirling Moss, Kimi Raikkonen, Heikki Kovalainen, Frank Williams, the Sultan of Brunei, Asprey of Bond Street, rally champions Marcus Gronholm, Juha Kankunnen and Tommi Makinen, and The Ayrton Senna Foundation amongst many others. See motor-racing-art.com.
Simon has since gone on to become a well respected portrait painter, and has painted the Official Portrait of the Bishop of Northampton, a number of works for the Royal Horse Artillery and Oxford university. Simon has recently returned to painting contemporary works of both motor racing and cycling subjects, his two great sporting passions. Simon has become fascinated by painting areas of flat colour which from a distance give the illusion of detail, 3 dimensional forms and movement. His use of simple shapes and colours in the background of his work enhance the iconic nature of his paintings. He will be developing this body of work to include a wide variety of subject matter over the next few years.
Below is an introduction to Simon's other websites.
Simon has drawn and painted portraits since childhood. He works to commission and produces both formal and informal works in a wide variety of media and to suit different budgets. He has painted the Official Portrait of the Bishop of Northampton, Sir Franklin and Lady Berman and various works for the Royal Horse Artillery and Oxford University.
Please visit portraitsbytaylor.com.
Simon started his professional art career in 1993 portraying Formula 1 drivers. His website dedicated to motor racing art contains an online shop for his 1990's limited edition print collection, plus an online gallery of selected original works produced for exhibition and private commission.
Please visit motor-racing-art.com.
Aside from his artwork, Simon enjoys playing guitar, and composed music for non-commercial purposes throughout the late 1980's and early 1990's. He has played in a wide variety of musical settings including rock, blues, jazz, soul and classical. He performs with function band PapaMengo, and with his guitar duo Akustiko.
Please visit simontaylorguitar.com.