Featured Artist : Simon Birtall

Originally posted on nathan pendlebury : blog:
20 Questions to Simon Birtall (www.birtall.co.uk). 1: Who are you? I’m Simon Birtall. Hello. ? 2: What is your background? Following completion of a Foundation Course in Art & Design at Wirral Met’s Withens Lane campus, I studied Illustration at Falmouth School of Arts in Cornwall. I stayed in…

Cosmos and a Bird Table

My motivation for this little 7″ x 5″ painting was twofold. I have recently sought to produce work with more of a connection to the passing of the seasons. The garden, though now well past its’ summer best, provided the perfect subject. On a chilly day, it had the added benefit of being paintable from…

Portrait: ‘My Judith’

I started work on this portrait of my fiancĂ©e Judith around a year ago, towards the end of summer 2012. Initial sessions from life were followed by sporadic work from photographs, until it was finally completed a couple of weeks ago. It was painted in Winsor & Newton alkyds (quick drying oils) on 20″ x 16″…

Sunflowers, 31 July 2013

I’ve not been doing much drawing or painting of late. The one painting on which I have sporadically been working (a relatively large painting of Kew Gardens from a photograph I took a few years ago) seems to be taking an eternity. When paintings take so long they tend to wear down my energy and…