Since graduating from the Central School of Art and Design with a degree in design in the early eighties, I have worked as a creative professional in industry and consultancy. For as long as I can remember, my reaction to visiting art exhibitions and galleries is ‘I would like to have a go at that!’. Having completed additional art study at The College of Richard Collyer under tutors John Thompson and Helen Bolger, my art now sits comfortably alongside my design business as I develop artistic skills, techniques and creativity.

I produce contemporary impressionist painting and sculpture, with vibrant colour and lighting contrast. It’s important to me that my artwork is accurate in it’s representation, however, my aim is to capture an impression and emotion that connects with the viewer.

I believe that my professional career as a designer and business owner has given me a practicality that underpins my artistic work, with an understanding of brand and marketing. It has given me the opportunity to be in charge of my own destiny as an aspiring artist.

Inspiration

My particular focus is in creating art about sport, which is a subject I know well from involvement as a designer but also from participation. Sport generates drama and heroes that inspire and connects people from all cultures. I pick subjects that I believe in and can relate to . . . characters, scenes and objects that have significance to me and hopefully to others.

I get my best ideas when I’m out cycling the hills of West Sussex. The fresh air and exercise frees the mind and stimulates my energy and creativity.

I am currently working on a number of projects, a major one being a celebration of the remarkable growth and success of cycling in the UK.

Contact

Sussex House
North Street
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1RQ

E: info@dominicsimpson.com

T: 07970 846673

Dominic Simpson