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.


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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In this glittering 2016 collection, Simon Claridge paid homage to some of Playboy’s best-known cover images, including the iconic bunny.

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Fine Art Collector | Autumn 2018

This issue is brimming with insights and news from the art world, as well as all of your favourite artists.

Fine Art Collector | Spring 2018

Get inspired with the new spring edition of our Fine Art Collector magazine! In this issue, you can find a guide on the application of colour theory, an exclusive interview with the CEO of Cass Art, and much more.

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