Paul Simmons is a figurative artist trained and working in England. His vibrant watercolour and oil paintings of landscapes, cityscapes, cafe & street scenes are inspired by the light and colour of places near and far, including his home in the Surrey Hills.
He graduated with a BA and Certificate of Advanced Studies from St Martin’s School of Art in London in 1975 and has been a full time professional ever since, commissioned by many major corporate bodies including airlines, banks, IT corporations and government departments including Virgin Atlantic, The Muppet Show, Singer & Friedlander, the DOH and DCMS. His work has been widely published in print form by Athena, IKEA of Sweden, John Lewis, The Art Group and still sells widely on the internet today. In particular, ‘Café Provence’ first published by IKEA in 1993 has sold over three quarters of a million copies worldwide and has featured on several television shows including ‘The Perfect Holiday’.
Now semi-retired, he still paints, exhibits, teaches and gives painting demonstrations to art societies across the South of England.