Simon Williams paintings feed upon the plethora of visual material accessible in the digital age he draws inspiration from many sources most notably childhood comic books, propaganda posters, graffiti works and advertising.
Williams has exhibited widely, in 2016 he curated an exhibition ‘After Illusion’ which brought together six prominent Abstract painters of the South West. In the same year , he was included in the prestigious ‘John Moore’s Painting Prize’ held at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool. his most recent exhibitions have been a solo show ‘Ultra Space’ exhibited in Bristol 2018 and ‘Luna Park’ at Serena Morton Gallery 2019.
Simon is a remarkably inventive artist and has maintained a parallel working life as an artist and designer in the film industry. He has worked with companies from Spitting Image to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and has created Animatronic creatures and effects on many high profile films, from harry Potter to Star Wars.his approach to exploring painting, processes and materials echoes the time he has spent as a Designer in the film industry.