Cleckheaton based Simon Wright is one of Yorkshire’s leading artists. From as early as he can remember, he has always been drawing and painting and it’s been his sole passion all his life.
Simon’s work is in huge demand all across the country. His subjects cover a wide range, from African animals to local landscapes, all displaying a vivid colour palette.
Simon Wright commented “My work has sold throughout the UK and America. In recent years I have become more successful through various national Art competitions. I can’t wait to show my work on my home patch.”
Gallery owner Steven Lord said “Simon Wright has established an enthusiastic following so I am pleased to host his first exhibition in Brighouse.”
Born in West Yorkshire in 1974.
“From as early as I can remember I have always been drawing and painting, and it’s been my sole passion all my life. After gaining a degree as an illustrator I began to realize I enjoyed more fine art painting as it didn’t have the restraints of illustrative work. Through this I gained success painting animals, particularly dogs, I also started to do more portraiture work.
In my work I try to bring the elements of illustration and fine art together to hopefully create a style which is totally unique and appeals to a varied audience. I enjoy working from, realistic to abstract and everything in between. I work predominantly in oils, and acrylic.
I am always grateful that I am able to make a living out of my love of painting.”