Watercolour artist Roger Simpson paints in a loose, free and lively manner, he creates paintings which seem to be in demand at galleries and exhibitions all over Yorkshire and beyond. Read more about the artist here
The artist loves painting
in watercolour and paints almost everyday,
although he has drawn and painted most of his life it was only around seven
years ago that he started to paint seriously in watercolour and hasn't looked
back since. He has won various awards like "best artist in show" Art
commendations etc, he has also shown his work at the Mall galleries and the
Menier gallery in London. He paints a lot of horse paintings which he is very
popular for and shows at various exhibitions throughout the year in Yorkshire..
His way of painting goes back to ink sketches of artists such as Leonardo and Michael Angelo which were drawn freely and with spirit, I've always liked old master sketches and I think if a sketch is done well it can be twice as good as any finished work. His inspiration mainly comes from practice and experimentation but also from other watercolour artists who show flair and who aren't afraid to do something different. I think it was Picasso who said that an artist doesn't take from other artists he steals!...we all learn from each other but our creative self comes out in our paintings.