Simon Turvey's work is figurative and his subject matter is broad, ranging from Natural History to Portraiture, and Landscape to Still Life. Simon works from life and also sketches and photographs if need be.
Simon works in both oil and watercolour, often working on several paintings at a time, which allows him a greater perspective on each piece. Some outdoor paintings may take only days to complete, while more intricate studio pieces may take weeks or longer.
1957 Born in Beckenham, Kent
1975-77 Attended to Ravensbourne College of Art
1977 Became full time artist
1981 Elected a Member of the Society of Wildlife Artists
Runner-up, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, 2008
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: 1978, 1984, 2009
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery: 1993, 2013
2008/09/12/14 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize
1996/97/98/04/06/08/13 Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
1996/97/99/05/08/09/12/14 Royal Society of Portrait Painters
1980 Society of Wildlife Artists: annually since 1980
2013 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, King`s Place