A Talk on Painting & Illustration
in collaboration with LSC and De Montfort University
Wednesday 7 June 2017
7pm – 9pm
Vijay Patel Building
De Montfort University,
Leicester LE2 7PT
Non members to book here
Simon Davis is both the illustrator of many celebrated comic book titles (including Judge Dredd) and an established professional portrait artist. He will talk about these two areas of his practice and how they relate.
‘The disciplines of my comic-strip work, with the need for narrative and careful composition, perhaps complements my oil painting and makes me approach a portrait in a more dynamic and economical way. I am particularly interested in the ‘square brush technique’ as used by The Newlyn School of Painters and Henry La Thangue’
Simon was born in Warwickshire in 1968 and is known for his fully painted art work on Sinister Dexter, Black Siddha and Stone Island. He has storyboarded music videos and TV ads including Muse, Tori Amos and Barclaycard.
He is a painter of "contemporary figurative paintings" and portraits, mainly in oils and was elected Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2014.
In 2008, Simon took 2nd Prize in the BP Portrait Award, NPG, London. He exhibits at the Red Rag Modern British Art Gallery in Stow and currently lives in London.
See more of his work here