ABOUT SIMON

Simon Davis was born in 1968 in Stratford Upon Avon.

In 2008, he was runner up in the BP Portrait award and that same year was elected as a RP. He is currently Vice-President .

He divides his time between portrait painting and comic book illustration for the cult British comic 2000ad and his fully-painted work for the title has been collected into numerous books worldwide.

His choice of work outside of portraiture is always eclectic and this includes storyboarding music videos for the likes of Tori Amos and Muse, designing a tattoo for Alex Garland’s film ‘Annihilation’ and painting the poster for Ben Wheatley’s film, ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’.

His work is in collections all over the world and is exhibited widely.

He lives and works in East London.

COMMISSIONS

SIMON DAVIS PRICE GUIDE

Oil

10 x 8 inches £2,000
12 x 18 inches £3,000
20 x 16 inches £3,500
24 x 20 inches £4,500
30 x 25 inches £6,000
36 x 28 inches £7,000
40 x 30 inches £8,500

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel, and accommodation expenses are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.

METHOD OF WORKING

I like one or two sittings and take a lot of my own photographs. I am happy to work with children or groups and to travel to sitters but do not work from other people’s photographs. I am not currently registered for VAT.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Exhibited at numerous joint shows in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Cotswolds.
  • 2004 Elected an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA).
  • 2005 Elected a full member of RBSA.
  • 2006 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries.
  • 2007 Elected as Honorary Secretary of RBSA.
  • 2007 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries.
  • 2007 RWA (Royal West of England Academy) Autumn Show.
  • 2007 Elected Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
  • 2008 2nd Prize BP Portrait Award, NPG, London.
  • 2008 Elected to council of Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
  • 2009 Mystery Postcard Exhibition, NPG, London.
  • 2009 ‘Cornish Connections- Newlyn’, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham.
  • 2009 RSMA , Mall Galleries,London.
  • 2010 Elected Honorary Secretary of Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
  • 2010 RSMA, Mall Galleries, London.
  • 2010 ‘400’ Women, Shoreditch Town Hall, London.

AWARDS

  • 2004 Tanner Prize RBSA Open Oils Exhibition
  • 2006 Tanner Prize RBSA Open Oils Exhibition
  • 2006 Coley-Tiller Prize RBSA
  • 2008 Second Prize BP Portrait Award, NPG, London
  • 2009 Charles Pears Memorial Award, RSMA , Mall Galleries,London
  • 2009 The Sea Pictures ‘Working Relationships’ Award, RSMA, London