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1200
mark
 
1500
guy
 
1750
close up
 
300
face study
 
1750
janine
 
2000
Digger
 
340
fused
 
500
tooledup
 
300
skull
 
300
sumo
 
340
chained
 
220
recollections
 
600
untitled
 
1000
scream
 
2600
Machine age series - version 1
 
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Simon Watson Paintings
During my college years I developed a fascination with the human form and its potential as a vehicle for expression. I foused on life drawing and figurative sculpture. After graduating I worked as a chaser in a sculpture casting studio called Bronze Age. Whilst assisting many of Britain's leading sculptors I learned the age old process of ceramic shell bronze casting, a technique that was later to be fundamental to my own sculptural and conceptual vision.
 
Education:
1989 - 92 Brighton Polytechnic-School of Art and Design
 
Awards:
2004 - Finalist - Daily Mail Not the Turner Prize
 
Selected Commissions/collections:
2004 - Nick Spurier
2005 - Gav and Sue Hallam
Gerard Dalby
 
Group Exhibitions:
1998 - Wirksworth Art Festival, Derbyshire
1999 - Artspace 99 - Barn Galleries, Henly on Thames
Henley Music and Arts Festival
Cusp Gallery, Stamford House
2000 - Visions of the Future, Millais Gallery, Southampton Institute
Art at the Interface of Science and Technology, New Greenham Arts, Newbury
Circles Gallery, Southsea
Staffordshire Open, Shirehall Gallery, Stafford
The Millenium Art Collection - Sculpture selected to feature in the international art
project '1001 Reasons to love the Earth
2001 - Floriade, Feel the Art of Nature, Amsterdam
2004 - The Face andthe Figure, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham
Not the Turner Prize, Mall Galleries. London
2005 - Art for Nature, Museum Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht, Netherlands
The Dial, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
 
Artist's Statement:
I start by visiting the client and share ideas about the portrait, possible solutions, how the sitter sees them self and would like to be perceived. At this stage some quick sketches, colour studies and photographs will be made. I work mainly from photographs up until the final stages when another sitting will be required for final details. Timescales for sitting will vary from sitter to sitter depending on individual requirements, but usually no more then 3 sittings will be required each lasting no more than two hours.
 
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