Simon Davis – A Talk on Painting & Illustration

From: 7th June 2017 7:00 pm

To: 7th June 2017 9:00 pm

Leicester Sketch Club in collaboration with De Montfort University,

The Gallery ​Vijay Patel Building De Montfort University, Mill Lane Leicester LE2 7PT

‘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.




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.


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