Simon Jewell (born in Oxford) a painter and photographer developed an early interest in drawing and studied at Falmouth and Lincoln Art College’s and in 1992 left with an HND in illustration, after which he joined his father’s Architectural practice for a number of years before deciding to move to Cornwall in 2008 with his wife Rebecca to predominantly concentrate on his passion for painting and photography.

I mostly paint in oils, acrylic and avoid using a brush where possible, using palette knife, fingers and found objects.

I use a variety of photographic techniques from digital to older cyanotype and solar plate processes to aim to create a timeless feel. The weather plays a large part in creating each image always aiming to capture the untamed and ethereal beauty of the landscape.

My subject matter is predominantly of the Cornish land and coast of the Lizard Peninsula particularly the expanse of moorland of Goonhilly Downs. I tend to revisit areas many times and my work aims to convey a feeling and a distilled sense of place.