Simon’s work is first and foremost an expression of his love of the natural world.
As a child, Simon spent as much time as possible in the woods near his home, exploring and drawing the things that lived within them, especially the animals and birds.
Simon’s work primarily stems from direct observation of the subject he is portraying. The stylistic and constructional considerations are secondary to portraying the subject as honestly as he can. This is not to say that he strives to make his work realistic in the literal sense, instead he seeks to capture and portray that sense of awareness that is present in all living things. He likes to think that every one of his sculptures has some of the soul of the animal within it.
Over the last 10 years Simon has exhibited in numerous mixed and one-man exhibitions at galleries throughout the country.