Simon Rowley

Artist Collection

Simon Rowley studied Fine Art at Reading University and the Slade School of Fine Art (MA). He has been awarded with an Arts and Humanities Research Council Award and has most recently been shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019.

His monochromatic work centres on areas of transition between civilisation and isolation; places of political discourse, departure and return. These large-scale abstractions begin with drawings that are made on location during lengthy pre-planned walks and subsequently taken to the studio for development alongside sketchbook notes.