About Me

 

My name is Simon Cowell. I was born in 1988 on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. From an early age I was fascinated with creating. As I grew I experimented with many means of creativity, ranging from sculpting and drawing to digital animation and graphic design. Every step in this evolution pointed me more and more towards the timeless practice of drawing and painting. Drawing was so alluring to me I still remember feeling butterflies in my stomach when I first saw a skilled draughtsman creating the illusion of worlds on a page. The process is so simple, just a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper or some pigment and a brush, yet the opportunities are endless. I just had to do it too.

 

After high school, in 2007, I began full time at the Julian Ashton Art School, Australia's oldest continuous school for the arts. There I slowly developed a deep attraction to drawing from the world around me, and the people living in it. I began to paint with oils in my second year at the school. Progress was slow but steady. I had everything to learn about everything and it was the beginning of much needed growth, both artistically and personally.

 

 

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Clients

 

  • 2013 - present _ Animal Logic / Freelance concept art & illustration
  • 2012 - present _ Cartel Artists / Freelance concept art, illustration & matte painting
  • 2013 - present _ Cutting Edge / Freelance concept art & illustration
  • 2014 _ Fin Design - Freelance illustration
  • 2011 - 2012 _ Fuel VFX / Concept art & illustration
  • 2009 - 2011 _ Umeric / Freelance Concept art
  • 2009 - 2011 _ Fuel VFX / Freelance Concept art

 

Awards

 

  • 2015 - Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon, USA
  • 2014 - AME Bale Travelling Scholarship
  • 2014 - Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize
  • 2012 - Finalist, Gainsborough Greens Art Award
  • 2012 - Finalist, AME Bale Travelling Scholarship
  • 2012 - Finalist, 6th International Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice
  • 2011 - AME Bale Prize for Works in Oil and Acrylic
  • 2010 - Finalist, AME Bale Travelling Scholarship
  • 2008 - Diploma of Fine Art. The Julian Ashton Art School
  • 2008 - Finalist, Mosman Youth Art Prize
  • 2008 - Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize, AGNSW
  • 2007 - Joshua Smith Drawing Prize, The Julian Ashton Art School
  • 2007 - Sir William Dobell Scholarship, The Julian Ashton Art School

 

Group Exhibitions

 

  • 2016 - Inaugural Exhibition and Grand Opening, Tortoiseshell Gallery
  • 2015 - 'May' group exhibition, Chelsea Lane Gallery
  • 2014 - AME Bale Travelling Scholarship exhibition
  • 2014 - Journey's West group exhibition, Orange Regional Gallery
  • 2014 - Rick Amor Drawing Prize exhibition
  • 2012 - AME Bale Travelling Scholarship exhibition
  • 2012 - Gainsborough Greens Art Award exhibition
  • 2012 - 6th International Arte Laguna Art Prize exhibition, Venice
  • 2011 - AME Bale Travelling Scholarship exhibition
  • 2010 - AME Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize exhibition
  • 2010 - 'Picture Kitchen' Group Exhibition
  • 2008-2009 - 'Nine by Five Inches' Exhibition, Julian Ashton Art School
  • 2008 - Mosman Youth Art Prize exhibition
  • 2008 - Sydney Mechanics School of Arts Exhibition
  • 2007-2012 - Teachers and Students Exhibition, Julian Ashton Art School

 

Education

 

  • 2015 - 2016 - Studio Escalier
  • 2007 - 2010 - The Julian Ashton Art School

 

Acquisitions

 

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
  • Private collections