I live on the Essex coast and the nearby beaches and saltings are source material for nearly all my painting. I spend time outdoors each week making drawings and the studio paintings are an on-going conversation with these drawings and the landscape. I like painting that shows the evidence of its making. I like the provisional and the handmade, alterations and corrections, the visible signs of the process.
Simon Carter studied at Colchester School of Art and North East London Polytechnic. He has worked professionally as an artist for over 30 years. Recent exhibitions include SEA Foundation in The Netherlands, Contemporary Painting: In Good Health at The Menier Gallery in London, participation in Contemporary, a Sino-British exchange at Yantai Art Museum, China and solo exhibitions at Messum’s, London and Messum’s Wiltshire. Simon is co-founder of the artist collective Contemporary British Painting, being lead judge for the CBP Prize Exhibition 2018, and is president of Colchester Art Society. Simon is represented internationally by Messum’s.