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Simon Claridge

Born: Edinburgh
Lives and works: Reading
Education: University of Reading
“The human form is such a fantastic thing to paint. The eye never tires of seeing what it is programmed to respond to on such a guttural level.”

Simon may count Hollywood A-listers like Claudia Schiffer and Rod Stewart among his collectors, but behind his dazzling artworks lies the hard work and determination that propelled him to success.

Inspiration

Whilst working at an art gallery, Simon spent his nights painting feverishly – consumed by the dream of one day having his own work hanging on the walls. One morning, he mischievously replaced the window display with his own pieces. By lunchtime, he’d sold all of them and never had to work in a gallery again. He's since gone on to collaborate with prestigious brands like Playboy and 20th Century Fox.

Blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, his signature diamond dust paintings capture cultural icons from the worlds of fashion, film and music. The luminous effect is both beautiful and alluring, heightening the viewer’s sensory experience and transforming the artwork in different lights.

Simon says: “The human form is such a fantastic thing to paint. The eye never tires of seeing what it is programmed to respond to on such a guttural level.”

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Inside the world of Simon Claridge

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From the blog

From gallery to catwalk

Model collector Claudia Schiffer shows off new Simon Claridge artwork.

Playboy

Simon Claridge pays homage to some of Playboy’s most iconic cover images

Magazines and brochures

Simon Claridge | Fox Presents the Films of Marilyn

The sparkling new collection born out of a collaboration between celebrated contemporary artist Simon Claridge and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, featuring illustrious Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe.

Simon Claridge | Original Works

The exciting new collection of original diamond dust silkscreens from renowned figurative artist Simon Claridge.

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