Growing up in British Columbia, Canada, Simon developed a strong affinity for nature with creative foundations in visual art and music. In 2004 he gravitated towards painting as a full-time endeavor bringing his musical background into the visual realm. Simon has explored many visual mediums, often with a strong influence on spiritual themes connected to nature. In 2007 he graduated from Vancouver Film School, where he learned motion-graphics, among many other creative topics within the Digital Design program. That led him to animate many of his paintings now used in live VJ performances with various music acts, including his own.
He continues to produce music by himself and collaboratively. Within art galleries, festivals, conventions, and online platforms, his work is exhibited globally. Simon currently works out of his studio in BC, Canada, while continuing to explore an ever-expanding palette of creative endeavors. His primary focus is on digital painting and creating animated versions for his continually evolving audiovisual concert called Metta Grove.
“I’m curious about our psychic connection to nature and the metaphysical unity of all life. In my devotion to the creative process, I strive to find ways of producing art that inspires harmony between the Earth and its shared inhabitants. I feel that our collective need and appreciation for nature unites us all. Each creation reflects an aspect of my life journey, thinning the veil between physical and metaphysical realities.”