Simmonds was born in Bristol 1978. He attended the University of
Plymouth where he graduated with a First Class honours in Fine Art.
He is currently living in Bath and making mono-cromatic (black and
white) paintings depicting the models who sit for him each week
in his studio.
The drawing Head of John included with the July issue of
Matchbox was created specially for the purpose and selected from
a series of matchbox sized drawings. An example of his work can
be viewed below and more on his webiste www.hspaintings.com
Facing Me’ 2005.
171 x 130 cm. Acrylic, ink
and emulsion on Fabriano paper.