Simon Williamson

Digital Artist and Designer

Artist Statement

Just like a musician blends sound to produce music, Simon layers and blends images, shapes and colours to form visual compositions. He aims to create the extraordinary out of the ordinary and creates work using mainly photographs and 3-D computer graphics. Each image is designed from original concept to finished artwork, each element placed to tell part of the story. The images contain bright colours and are highly detailed with each element having meaning and purpose.
 
The work is created using digital media with Apple MacIntosh Computers. Simon has an in-depth knowledge of this medium.
 
The perception of Digital Art as a true art form has gained recognition as many well known artists have embraced the digital medium from David Hockney to Gilbert and George.
 
You will see from the following pages, that the images are complex in their construction and combine many elements and concepts. The early works were all created using Adobe Photoshop before switching to Pixelmator and Affinity Design / Photo, but the processes for each software package is similar.

Education and Biography

Born in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England in the 1960s
 
Arts Foundation at Hull College of Higher Education 1980-81
 
Leeds Polytechnic and gained a BA (Hons.) degree in 3-Dimensional Design.
1982-84
 
Swift Group (Design / Draftsperson) - 1985 to 1986
 
Designer and Senior Designer for the Counties Furniture Group, a leading UK design organisation, designing school furniture and learning environments. September 1986 to October 2017
 
Self-taught digital artist who uses both 2D and 3D software — from early 1990s to present day.
 
Former Chairman and member of the SADAA Art Panel - 2006 to 2018. www.gateway-gallery3.co.uk who operate a contemporary art gallery in Shrewsbury. As Chairman Simon organised and ran the very popular Shropshire Open and Postcards exhibitions.
 
Member of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) www.dacs.org.uk
 
Simon has now relocated and his studio is in North Yorkshire.

Exhibitions

Simon’s creative work to date has been exhibited in 3 solo exhibitions and in 52 group exhibitions including venues at the Mall Galleries in London and others in Boston, The Ferens Art Gallery (as part of Hull City of Culture), Ludlow and Shrewsbury.
 
List of Exhibitions.
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Ferens Art Gallery - Open Exhibition, Hull, UK
2 February to 14 April 2019
 
Some Past and Some Present - 2018
Gallery3, The Gateway Centre, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open 2017
Gallery3, The Gateway Centre, Shrewsbury, UK
 
PostCards 2017
Gallery3, The Gateway Centre, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Ferens Art Gallery 50th Open Exhibition, Hull, UK
21 January to 12 March 2017
 
Shropshire Open - 2016
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Community Art & Photo Exhibition - 2015
English Bridge Workshop, Abbey Foregate,
Shrewsbury, UK
 
The Big Art Show - 2015
The West Midlands Showground,
Shrewsbury, UK
 
Art Panel - 2015
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open - 2015
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open - 2014
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
The Big Art Show - 2014
The West Midlands Showground,
Shrewsbury, UK
 
Postcards - Open Exhibition of Affordable ART - 2013
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Art Panel - 2013
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Road to Somewhere - 2013
Solo exhibition of digital art by Simon Williamson.
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open - 2013
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Postcards - 2012
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open - 2012
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Belle Vue Arts Festival - 2011
Belle Vue Methodist Church, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Gallery3 @ Theatre Severn - 2010
Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Postcards - 2010
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Belle Vue Arts Festival - 2010
The Barnabas Centre, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Behind the Door
(Solo Exhibition) -2009
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Belle Vue Arts Festival -  2009
The Barnabas Centre, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Postcards - 2009
Gallery3, Shrewsbury
 
Shropshire Open Art Exhibition - 2008
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Rowley's House, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Belle Vue and Beyond - 2008
The Barnabas Centre, Shrewsbury, UK
 
SIMON WILLIAMSON
Solo Exhibition of Digital Artwork - 2007
The Assembly Rooms, Ludlow. Shropshire. UK
 
Shropshire Open Print Exhibition - 2006
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Railway Paintings - 2006
English Bridge Workshop, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open Arts - 2006
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Exhibition of Printmakers - 2006
The Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, Shropshire, UK
 
World Gone Wrong - Part of Shrewsbury's Summer Season Festival - 2006
English Bridge Workshop, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Portrait of Britain - 2006
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open Art Exhibition - 2005
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Summer Exhibition - Part of Shrewsbury's Summer Season - 2005
English Bridge Workshop, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, UK
 
MIRROR IMAGE - 2005
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Railway Paintings - 2005
English Bridge Workshop, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, UK
 
The Shropshire Open Print Exhibition - 2004
Gallery3 and Shrewsbury & Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Baker Street, Shrewsbury, UK
 
The 21st Annual Shropshire Open Art Exhibition -2004
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Design and Artists Copyright Society 20th Anniversary Exhibition 2004
MALL GALLERIES, The Mail, London, UK
 
Christian Aid Art Exhibition - 2004
St. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, The Natural Health Centre, Radbrook, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury Abbey, UK
 
Belle Vue Arts Festival - Past & Present Exhibition - 2004
Holy Trinity Church, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open Arts Exhibition - 2003
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
The Battle of Shrewsbury (1403) - 2003
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shrewsbury Summer Exhibition of Art 2003
Old St. Chad's College Hill, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Christian Aid & Shropshire and Mid Wales Hospice Art Exhibition - 2003
Shrewsbury Prison Visitors Centre, St. Mary’s Church and The Natural Health Centre Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open Print Exhibition - 2002
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open Arts Exhibition - 2002
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Computer Generated Exhibition - 2002
Blackfriars Arts Centre, Spain Lane, Boston, UK
 
Abbey Open Photographic Exhibition - 2002
The Abbey, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Christian Aid portrait Exhibition - 2002
Victoria Street Gallery, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open Arts Exhibition - 2001
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shropshire Open Arts Exhibition - 2000
Gallery3, Shrewsbury, UK
 
Shrewsbury Abbey Open Photographic Exhibition - 2000
The Abbey, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, UK