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Artist Brian Simons


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The Artist Says:


"The true artist is not interested in having a nice life, being comfy or fitting in, but rather sees himself as a benefactor. His goal is to make a contribution to life, and to this end there are no barriers, doors or blocks, but only wide open spaces. "-Brian Simons
 




Biography


Being a self-taught artist, I have derived much of my inspiration from the "GROUP OF SEVEN", the French Impressionists and the Writings of Baha'u'lla'h (Baha'i Faith). For 30 of my 35 yrs painting, I've focused on representational landscapes, still life and figure painting many of which, were palette knife paintings. 
During the last 5 years or so my style changed and I started painting fun, whimsical paintings solely from my imagination. I now consider myself an "outsider" artist and my work continues to be raw, authentic, naive and fun. My recent and earlier works can be seen at the following establishments.
CHICAGO FINE ART COMPANY,
SOUTHSHORE GALLERY, SOOKE, B.C.
ART RENTAL PROGRAM ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA
WEILER HOUSE GALLERY FT. WORTH TX
HIDE AND SEEK COFFEE, VICTORIA, BC
HANSFORD & SONS EMERGING ARTIST PLATFORM (UK)
 
ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
I had an epiphany a few years back and realized that for me painting is just fun! Not serious or academic, just fun, and at the same time I realized that if I'm not having fun, the painting is probably not working. I totally love doing work from my imagination, and it is always a surprise to me when something whimsical or outrageous shows up. I try not to pre-meditate anything, but simply approach the blank canvas and start throwing paint around. Amazingly, some things quick emerge on the canvas and I try to obey and follow the promptings within. I find myself a servant of this process, not an author of anything great. The paintings happen of themselves and I am there! That is all!
 
 
SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS                      CANADIAN CORPORATE COLLECTORS
 
 
Here is a recent article in a UK art magazine (ART HABENS) about my work:
https://issuu.com/arthabens/docs/biennial.ed.xv/168
 
Again here is an interview with a large art supply company in London England (Jackson's) 
https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2020/06/15/brian-simons-painting-from-imagination/

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